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Numismatics
Engraver: Johann Matthias Reich, American, born Germany, 1768–1833
Designer: Joseph Sansom, American, 1767–1826
Publisher: Chapman Brothers, American, founded 1876
Subject: George Washington, American, 1732–1799, LL.D. 1781

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

ca. 1859

Brass

50.32 g, 12:00, 46 mm
Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Bequest of the Charles Wyllys Betts, B.A. 1867, M.A. 1871, Collection
2001.87.2774
Geography: 
Made in United States
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Numismatics
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), 47, no. 73.

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