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San Francisco. 1883 Mechanics Institute San Francisco Silver Medal. 49 mm. Named. AU or so.

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San Francisco. 1883 Mechanics Institute San Francisco Silver Medal. 49 mm. Named. AU or so.
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Obv: central standing figure of Columbia dividing and crowning seated figures of Industry and Agriculture, MECHANIC’S’ INSTITUTE arcs above, SAN FRANCISCO on a lozenge above the exergue, WR & HD and KUNER F. in exergue. Rev: large laurel wreath with berries, INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION at upper rim, AWARDED TO closes top of wreath, GEO. CUMMING & CO. / FOR / ENGINE LATHE / WITH NEW AND USEFUL DEVICES engraved in fancy Spencerian script on four lines within wreath, 1883 incused on lozenge at very bottom. Dies by Alfred Kuner. Impressively scarce in silver as a rule, each of the San Francisco Mechanic’s Institutes medals is unique when made out to an individual or firm.