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Medal - Diplomatic Medal to Peace & Commerce, United States of America, 1876 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 36535

Diplomatic Medal to Peace and Commerce, issued by the United States of America, 1876. This medal was originally concieved as a gift to foreign diplomats on their departure from the United States by Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson, in 1790. It was then re-created for America's centenary celebrations in 1876.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 68 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: centenaries, peace, diplomats, medals
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: public events
DateEra: 1876 AD
Obverse Description: America (as an Indian Princess) seated among bales, an anchor etc. and holding a cornucopia welcomes Mercury, standing facing left wearing cape and winged cap, in the background, a sailing ship; around above, TO PEACE AND COMMERCE; in exergue, IV JULY MDCCLXXVI; in small letters below, C. BARBER 1876; the name of the original artist, DUPRE F. , below Mercury.
Reverse Description: The Great Seal; around, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: United States of America, 1876
Artist: Moritz Furst

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