Coin from United States of America Designer: John Trumbull (American, 1756–1843)
Engraver: Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (1740–1810)
Manufacturer: Boulton and Watt (British, 1775–1896)



On view, 1st floor, American Decorative Arts before 1900




46 g, 12:00, 48 mm

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Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Bequest of the Charles Wyllys Betts, B.A. 1867, M.A. 1871, Collection

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18th century


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: U.S.A in exergue. A landscape. In the foreground a man sowing grain, and in the distance a farm-house, and a man ploughing. KUCHLER at left base.

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: SECOND / PRESIDENCY / OF / GEO: WASHINGTON / MDCCXCVI in five parallel lines, within a wreath of olive and oak branches tied by a bow.


Charles Wyllys Betts, to about 1887; Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., from about 1887 to 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 51–52, no. 19, ill.
  • William S. Baker, Medallic Portraits of Washington, 2nd (Philadelphia: Robert M. Lindsay, 1885), 84, no. 171.
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