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1790 George Washington Manly Medal. Baker-61B. First Obverse. Bronze. AU-53 PCGS.

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1790 George Washington Manly Medal. Baker-61B. First Obverse. Bronze. AU-53 PCGS.
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This item SOLD at 2021 Mar 11 @ 17:01UTC-8 : PST

Lot: 1033
Title: 1790 George Washington Manly Medal. Baker-61B. First Obverse. Bronze. AU-53 PCGS.
Header: Bronze 1790 Manly Medal
Description: Dies as illustrated by J. Manly & C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Lifetime medal, struck during Washington’s First Presidency; our first president was 58 years old when this was produced. The rich, deep chestnut surfaces provide plentiful eye appeal on the sharply struck obverse. The planchet shows a few scattered pinpricks in the lower right reverse field, otherwise it is as made. The high rims are sharp without any bumps or bruises. The reverse strike is typical, somewhat lacking sharpness within the central legend; this was no doubt caused by the extra-high relief of Washington’s portrait on the opposite side. This historic 1790 George Washington Manly Medal is ranked No. 17 in the excellent reference, 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens. Choice in quality overall, especially for a First Strike Obverse specimen, this one will pull in the bidders beyond a doubt. This medal was struck in Silver and White Metal composition, both of which are extremely rare, and a unique gold specimen is also known. For today’s collector, Bronze specimens are the pieces that enter the marketplace most frequently. The original dies were engraved by James Manly (active 1790–1800) and were made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Grading Company: PCGS
Gr: AU
Gr3: 53
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