Numismatics
Mint: Philadelphia
Engraver: Johann Matthias Reich, American, born 1768 in Germany
Designer: Joseph Sansom, American, 1767–1826
Honorand: George Washington, American, 1732–1799, LL.D. 1822

Mint reproduction in bronze of medal commemorating the retirement of George Washington (“Sansom medal”)

ca. 1859

Bronze

35.37 g, 12:00, 41 mm
Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Bequest of the Charles Wyllys Betts, B.A. 1867, M.A. 1871, Collection
2001.87.2773
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Numismatics
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Charles Wyllys Betts, to about 1887; Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., from about 1887 to 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

William S. Baker, Medallic Portraits of Washington, 2nd (Philadelphia: Robert M. Lindsay, 1885), 46, no. 72.

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