Medal titled "Happy while United" Engraver: Daniel Christian Fueter (American, born Switzerland, 1720–1785)



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



54.00 g, 12:00, 54 mm

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



18th century


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: GEORGIUS III D G M BRI FRA ET HIB REX F D Bust laureate r. in armor wearing ribbon of the Garter.

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: HAPPY WHILE UNITED from 10:00, 1764 in exergue. Landscape representing, in the foreground, an officer, and at r. and Indian seated on a rustic chair on the bank of a river. On r., a house on a rocky point at the junction of the river with the ocean, and three ships under full sail at sea. The Indian holds a pipe in l. hand and with r. grasps the hand of the officer seated on his left. At r., a tree; at l., a mountain range. In field, countermarks "[N] / YORK" in oval and "DCF" in oval. Applied loop in form of pipe and eagle's wing.


Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1932; 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), 50–51, no. 17, ill
  • Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 208, ill
  • David B. Warren et al., Marks of Achievement: Four Centuries of American Presentation Silver, ed. Ellyn Childs Allison, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1987), 59–60, no. 37, fig. 59–60
  • Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 96, no. 71, ill
  • Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 2, p. 136, no. 719, ill
  • Charles Wyllys Betts, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals, 1964 reprint (New York: Scott Stamp and Coin Company, 1964), 227, no. 510
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"[N] / YORK" in oval\r\n"DCF" in oval

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