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MEDALLIC WASHINGTON NUMISMATIC COLLECTION ISSUED IN
COMMEMORATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

We currently have a choice selection of Medallic Washington Portraits



All “GW” references will be found in Medallic Washington, Volume 1, 1777 to 1860
by Neil Musante (Spink, London and Boston, 2016)
All medals graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation,
the world’s most trusted grading service…the industries-leading NGC Guarantee.
Each medal within NGC high-quality holder.



Washington Before Boston Medal, Original Die, Early Strike, Circa 1789
Beautiful chocolate brown, certified
See, Medallic Washington, Volume 1, 1777 to 1860
by Neil Musante, page 45; GW-09-P1


All “GW” references will be found in Medallic Washington, Volume 1, 1777 to 1860 by Neil Musante (Spink, London and Boston, 2016), entire view

The Washington Before Boston Medal is considered one of the greatest and most important
Colonial medals ever struck…In rarity…the Holy Grail!

Obverse of the medal features a bust of Washington, facing to the right his hair in a cue pulled
back with a ribbon. The legend around the image reads, “The American Congress to George
Washington, General-in-Chief of the Armies, the Defender of Liberty.” Below the decollation is
the artist’s name, “Duvivier Paris F. The reverse displays Washington leading his four officers
on horseback as he points to a city in the distance, presumably Boston. On the right of the
medal are a fort, cannons, and cannonballs. Near the city is a body of water upon which are
several ships sailing away from the harbor. The legend reads, “The enemy for the first time put
to flight” and in exergue, “Boston recovered, March 17, 1776.”

All “GW” references will be found in Medallic Washington, Volume 1, 1777 to 1860 by Neil Musante (Spink, London and Boston, 2016), back view

The obverse and reverse text read as follows: Georgio Washington Svpremo DVCI Exercitvvm
Absertori Libertatis; Comitia Americana | and | Hostibus Prio Fugatis; Bostonium Recuperatum.
SVII Marti. MDCCLXXVI.

Washington Before Boston medal, is many times rarer than the Libertas Americana medal, and
is the more historically important of the two. The Washington Before Boston medal, was
conceived as a tribute to Washington and his troops who reclaimed Boston from the British, it
was, unlike the Libertas Americana medal, authorized by the Continental Congress (on May 25,
1776) and represents the first conceived medallic commemoration of a fledgling nation.

Because the Continental Congress lacked funds and the domestic capability to produce a medal
of its conceived size, actual striking was delayed until the 1790s, when the Paris Mint produced
examples in various medals. The most famous example, struck in gold, was presented to
President George Washington by Congress on March 21, 1790.

Due to their non-numismatic distribution, and their size, medals from these original dies often
show significant handling, as they were undoubtedly highly coveted keepsakes that were
passed down from generation to generation. Many are cleaned, but more often, significant
marks or environmental damage are evident. The present example, a near Gem, is certainly
among the finest known bronze examples.

The next owner won't tire of owning this impressive piece of American history. Ranked #2 in
Jaeger & Bowers book 100 Greatest American Tokens and Medals.

$30,500.00

1306-1




The Halliday Medal, Circa 1797, Bronze, Chocolate Brown, Very Rare, 54mm
GW-57


The Halliday Medal, Circa 1797, Bronze, Chocolate Brown, Very Rare, 54mm
GW-57, entire view

Obverse: Bust of Washington in civilian dress facing right, HALLIDAY S. in small
letters on the edge of shoulder. GEORGER WASHINGTOON PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES around the perimeter

Reverse: A sword and fasces crossed, encircled by a garland of laurel lying on top of a
pedestal draped with fringed cloth. The U.S. shield is on pedestals’ right side; 1797 in
exergue, COMMISSION RESIGNED: PRESIDENCY RELINQUISHED.
Around the perimeter.

$13,800.00

1306-2




Eccleston Medal, Circa 1805, Bronze, Dark Chocolate Brown, Scarce, 75.66mm
GW-88


Eccleston Medal, Circa 1805, Bronze, Dark Chocolate Brown, Scarce, 75.66mm
GW-88, entire view

Obverse: Bust of Washington in armor facing right. In small letters at the base of
the shoulder WEBB. Around the top, GENERAL WASHINGTON, and around the
bottom starting at left, INSCRIBED TO HIS MEMORY BY D. ECCLESTON.
LANCASTER MDCCCV.

Reverse: At the center an Indian leaning on a bow, holding an arrow in his right hand.
The words THE LAND are at left, and WAS OURS, are at right. Around this vignette in
three concentric circles divided by a single raised line, HE LAID THE FOUNDATION OF
AMERICAN LIBERTY IN THE XVIII CENTURY / INNUMERABLE MILLIONS YET
BORN WILL VENERATE THE MEMORY / OF THE MAN WHO OBTAINED THEIR
COUNTRY’S FREEDOM.

$2,125.00

1306-3




Fame Medal, Circa 1803, Very Rare, Outstanding,
39mm, Less Than 12 Extant, Bronze, GW-87


Fame Medal, Circa 1803, Very Rare, Outstanding, 39mm, Less Than 12 Extant
GW-87, entire view

Obverse: Bust of Washington in Civilian Dress Facing Right. A small H on the edge of
the shoulder; below the bust an acorn and an oak leaf. WASHINGTON at the top, DIED
DECEMBER 21, 1799 BORN FEBRUARY !!,1732. Running around the bottom of the
medal starting at the right side so the lettering is upside-down beneath the bust.

Reverse: An allegorical representation of Fame in the form of a winged female with a
wreath in her left hand, and blowing a long trumpet held in her right hand as she floats
over land and sea. A ship sails in the background into a rising sun with the legend
around WISDOM VIRTUE & PATRIOTISM. In the exergue the date MDCCCIII.

$5,625.00

1306-4




Sansom Medal, Circa 1805, Rare, 40.64mm,
Rare Original Strike, Bronze, GW-58


Sansom Medal, Circa 1805, Rare, 40.64mm, Rare Original Strike
GW-58, entire view

Obverse: Bust of Washington in Civilian Dress Facing Right. At the base of the shoulder
a small R; to the left G. WASAHINGTON, to the right PRES. UNIT. STA.

Reverse: A draped pedestal with U.S. Shield on the right panel; on top crossed sword
and fasces encircled by a laurel wreath; in exergue 1797. Around the perimeter
COMMIS. RESIGNED: PRESIDENCY RELINQ.

$3,075.00

1306-5




Sansom Medal First Reissue, Circa 1859, Scarce, 40.72 mm, Mahogany Bronze
GW-59


Sansom Medal First Reissue, Circa 1859, Scarce, 40.72 mm, Mahogany Bronze
GW-59, entire view

Obverse: Obverse: Bust of Washington in Civilian Dress Facing Right. At the base of
the shoulder a small R; to the left G. WASAHINGTON, to the right PRES. UNIT. STA.

Obverse like GW-58 with these differences:

Space between the P and the R of PRES., wider on the reissue than the original

Periods in the legend larger on the reissue than the original
TA. Closer to Washington’s shoulder than on the original

Reverse: A draped pedestal with U.S. Shield on the right panel; on top crossed sword
and fasces encircled by a laurel wreath; in exergue 1797. Around the perimeter
COMMIS. RESIGNED: PRESIDENCY RELINQ. Like the reverse of GW-58, the primary
differences as follows:

• Q. in RELINQ. Does not tough base, whereas it does touch on the original medal
• Hilt of the sword points between the two M’s of COMMISSION. On an original it
points to the left of the right leg of the first M.
• Top of the 9 in date is level with the tops of the 7’s. On an original the top of the 9
is higher.

$1,150.00

1306-6




Large Sansom Medal, Circa 1879, Very rare, 46mm, Bronze
GW-60


Large Sansom Medal, Circa 1879, Very rare, 46mm, Bronze
GW-60, entire view

Obverse: Obverse: Bust of Washington in Civilian Dress Facing Right. At the base of
the shoulder a small R; to the left G. WASAHINGTON, to the right PRES. UNIT. STA.

Similar to GW-59 but on a larger planchet; bust punch is the same, lettering is different.

Reverse: A draped pedestal with U.S. Shield on the right panel; on top crossed sword
and fasces encircled by a laurel wreath; in exergue 1797. Around the perimeter
COMMIS. RESIGNED: PRESIDENCY RELINQ. Similar reverse design to GW-59 but
on a larger planchet. The central device is from the same punch, all lettering different
and differently spaced.

$1,400.00

1306-7




Series Numismatica Medal, Washington Issue, Misspelled, Circa 1830, 41.9mm
GW-100


Series Numismatica Medal, Washington Issue, Misspelled, Circa 1830, 41.9mm
GW-100, entire view

Obverse: Nude bust of Washington facing left. At the rim in small letters, VIVIER F.
GEORGIOUS
WASINGTON [sic] at right. H absent from the name.

Reverse: In six parallel lines NATUS / VIRGINIAE / AMERICA FOEDERATA. / AN.
M.DCC.XXXII. / OBIT / AN. M.DCC.XCIX. An elongated diamond saped line. In two
lines in smaller letters SERIES NUMISMATICA / UNIVERSALIS VIRORUM
ILLUSTRRIUM. An elongated diamond shaped line. M.DCCC.XIX. Below this in even
smaller letters DURAND EDIDIT. Same reverse die as GW-98

$1,950.00

1306-8




Westwood Medal, 2nd Reverse, Bronze, Circa 1800, Scarce, 40.75mm
GW-83


Westwood Medal, 2nd Reverse, Bronze, Circa 1800, Scarce, 40.75mm 
GW-83, entire view

Obverse: Bust of George Washington in civilian clothes facing right, in small letters at
the base of the shoulder WESTWOOD F. Above, GEORGE WASHINGTON ESQR.,
around the base, LATE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Same
as the obverse of GW-82.

Reverse: A laurel wreath with thirteen stars, tied at the base with a bow, and closed at
the top with thirteen arrows pointing downward. In eight curved lines within. WITH
COURAGE AND / FIDELITY / HE DEFENDED THE / RIGHTS / OF A FREE PEOPLE /
DIED DECR.14.1899 / AGED / 68. Around the perimeter MADE COMMANDER AND
CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES THE 15 JUNE 1775. Similar to the reverse of
GW-82 but the arrows are shorter, the 1 in June has been changed to a j, and the
periods after people and below 68 have been removed.

$1,965.00

1306-9




The Twig Medal, White Metal, Rare, 35.44mm, after a Joseph Wright Engraving
GW-38


The Twig Medal, White Metal, Rare, 35.44mm, after a Joseph Wright Engraving
GW-38, entire view

Obverse: Bust of Washington facing right. In small letters just below the shoulder –
TWIGG. GEORGE at left, WASHINGTON at right.

Reverse: In nine lines, GENERAL / OF THE AMERICAN ARMIES.1775. / RESIGN’D
THE / COMMAND. 1783. / ELECTED PRESIDENT / OF THE UNITED STATES. / 1789.

$2,100.00

1306-10




Harris & Clark Grate Cent, 2nd Obverse, Circa 1795, Copper
GW-50


The Twig Medal, White Metal, Rare, 35.44mm, after a Joseph Wright Engraving
GW-38, entire view

Obverse: Similar to the last but from a different die; bust of Washington in uniform
facing right. G. WASHINGTON. THE FIRM FRIEND TO PEACE & HUMANITY *
ARROUND. Small buttons on coat, die break in field at left side.

Reverse: An open fireplace with a grate. In two lines below, LONDON / 1795. Around,
PAYABLE BY CLARK $ HARRIS 13 WORMWOOD ST. BISHOPSGATE. Same as the
reverse of GW-49.

$1,350.00

1306-11




1795 Liberty and Security, Lettered Edge, Copper, 29.5mm, Very Rare
GW-48


1795 Liberty and Security, Lettered Edge, Copper, 29.5mm, Very Rare
GW-48, entire view

Obverse: Bust of Washington in Uniform facing right. GEORGEHINGTON around the
top.

Reverse: A shield at center divided into two sections, the left with fifteen vertical bars,
the right with fifteen stars on a horizontal striated field. 17 is on the left of the bottom
point of the shield, 95 is at the right. An eagle with an olive branch in its right talon and a
bundle of six arrows in its left sits atop the shield. LIBERTY AND SECURITY – no
periods – around. Lettered edge: AN ASSYLUM FOR THE OPPRESS’D OF ALL
NATIONS

$1,365.00

1306-12




Liverpool Halfpenny, 1st Obverse, 2nd Reverse, Circa 1791, Rare, 31mm, Copper
GW-19


Liverpool Halfpenny, 1st Obverse, 2nd Reverse, Circa 1791, Rare, 31mm, Copper
GW-19, entire view

Obverse: Bust of Washington in uniform facing left. WASHINGTON at left, PRESIDENT
at right, 1791 is below the bust. Denticles around the rim. Same obverse as the large
eagle cent GW-15.

Reverse: A ship sailing top the right; two crossed oak branches below. LIVERPOOL
HALFPENNY above. Denticles around the rim.

$2,450.00

1306-13




Mount Vernon by F.B. Smith, Circa 1876, Scarce, 64mm, White Metal
GW-213


Mount Vernon by F.B. Smith, Circa 1876, Scarce, 64mm, White Metal
GW-213, entire view

Obverse: Bust of George Washington in Roman mantle facing left. F.B. SMITH F.N.Y. in
small letters below. GEORGE at left, WASHINGTON at right.

Reverse: A three-quarter view of Mount Vernon; in exergue, RESIDENCE OF
WASHINGTON / MOUNT VERNON, VIRGINIA in two lines, with F.B. SMITH F.N.Y. in
small letters at rim. Same as the reverse of GW-209.

$785.00

1306-14




1889 Inauguration Centennial Medal, White metal, Rare, 54mm
GW-187


1889 Inauguration Centennial Medal, White metal, Rare, 54mm
GW-187, entire view

Obverse: A nude bust of Washington facing left, with a small C.C. Wright SC. Below.
GEORGE WASHINGTON at the top, and in two lines at the bottom FIRST PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES / INNAUGURATED APRIL 30 1789

Reverse: The face of Washington within 11-pointed star; thirteen rays emanating
outward into thirteen links of an unbroken chain with a star in the center of each and the
name of the colony on the border. CENTENNIAL OF THE INUGURATION OF THE
FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES APRIL 30, 1889. around. Forty-two
stars around the perimeter, one for each state currently in the union.

$595.00

1306-15




Medallic Washington, Volume 1 & 2 by Neil Musante
A catalogue of struck, cast and manufactured coins, tokens and medals issued in
commemoration of George Washington 1777 - 1890
The New Standard Work on the Subject
Volume 1: 1777 to 1860 - Volume 2: 1861 - 1890
830 pages, cloth bound hardback with color illustrations throughout


Medallic Washington, Volume 1 & 2 by Neil Musante
A catalogue of struck, cast and manufactured coins, tokens and medals issued in commemoration of George Washington 1777 - 1890
The New Standard Work on the Subject, entire view

1148 listings all illustrated in color obverse and reverse with considerable background
and historical text, blue cloth with photographs of the Washington Before Boston and
the Declaration of Independence medals inset on the front boards. Shrink wrapped
New. A major work covering the medals of George Washington through the bicentennial
of his inauguration. A completely reworked expansion of Baker, the new numbering
system has established and set a new standard.

$225.00

1306-16




Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Enamel Box, Painted Portrait of George Washington, Interior Features a Memorial
Unknown Maker; as published in Arman: "Obviously this is extremely rare"
Circa 1800 to 1810 - SOLD


Enamel Box with Portrait of George Washington, Unknown Maker, Circa 1800 to 1810, entire view

Exterior featuring polychrome portrait of GGW; interior finished in white enamel; under the lid is painted a monument that reads: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF GEN. WASHINGTON which is under Eglomise glass; conforming to the oval bezel is painted foliage. Literature: A closely related example may be viewed in Anglo-American Ceramics by David and Linda Arman, page 245; AII.33.
(Overall excellent condition except for the interior glass which is cracked; 1 by 2 by 1.5")

879-47 - SOLD




Colorless Paperweight with Encased Sulfide of George Washington
Unknown Maker, (H: 2"; diameter: 2.75")
Domed circular form enclosing molded white sulfide; polished concave base - SOLD


Antique Paperweight with Sulfide of George Washington, entire view

1121-13 - SOLD




Washington and Lafayette Anisette Surfine Glass Bottle, Commemorative
Possibly French
Circa 1824 - SOLD


Washington and Lafayette Anisette Surfine Glass Bottle, Commemorative

Possibly French

Circa 1824, entire view

A blown glass bottle with kicked-up base and rough pontil; enameled decoration featuring a depiction of George Washington with the Marquis de Lafayette and the following printed on the surface of the bottle: Washington***Lafayette / Anisette Surfine, plus indecipherable lettering below portrait. Found under the floorboards of a circa 1790s tavern, located in Washington County of New York. Unfortunately, no additional information has been discovered regarding this particular bottle; possibly a commemorative item created in honor of Lafayette's visit to the United States, which took place circa 1824-1825. Some of the printed design and lettering has worn off of the bottle at base of cartouche from handling with all else secure and fine. (Dimensions: 11.75" H.)

232-233 - SOLD




Staffordshire Bust
George Washington - SOLD


Staffordshire Bust

George Washington, entire view

Dimensions: 8" H.

230-1 - SOLD




George Washington
Parian Bust, after Houdon
Circa 1860 - SOLD


George Washington

Parian Bust, after Houdon

Circa 1860, entire view

As depicted, standing at 11.5-inches
And in fine condition; within interior of analogous base written in pencil is-"Christmas 1863".

333-87 - SOLD




Plaster Sculpture
George Washington
Commemorative - SOLD


Plaster Sculpture

George Washington

Commemorative, entire view

As depicted, a pleasing example of GGW depicted in uniform; signed on reverse-"WASHINGTON 1732-1932."
Approximately 20-inches.

448-4 - SOLD




Commemorative Tray
Featuring relief medallion portraits of Washington, Webster, and Clay; the Declaration of Independence with Trumbull's painting of the signing in the center...
Silver Plate - SOLD


Commemorative Tray

Featuring relief medallion portraits of Washington, Webster, and Clay; the Declaration of Independence with Trumbull's painting of the signing in the center...

Silver Plate, entire view

Oval silver plated tray features relief medallion portraits of George Washington, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay as well as a copy of the Declaration of Independence with the Trumbull painting of the signing of the Declaration in the center. The medallions are by, or based upon, commemorative medals by Charles Cushing Wright often thought of as the finest die sinker of the early 19th century. Washington is from a circa 1851 medal honoring the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, while Clay and Webster are circa 1852, the year both men died. The central motif is a copy of the Declaration of Independence engraved by S. H. Black circa 1859 and in the center is a representation of the Trumbull painting of the signing that appeared on the reverse of Wright's 1851 medal. On either side of the Washington portrait are eagles, one with a sword in its beak and the other with the scales of justice. Both have fasces at their feet. Beneath the Constitution is a panoply of arms and flags as well as the reverse of the Clay medal. The Webster and Washington images are signed "C. C. Wright D & F." The Declaration is signed "Printed according to Acts of Congress in the year 1859 by S. H. Black in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York."

It appears that the tray originally had an integral hanger on the reverse of the rim, but that the sheer weight of the tray caused a separation of the body and the rim. There is an old, very possibly contemporary, repair where the separation occurred. Overall the tray is in very good condition with some areas of copper showing through probably due to over polishing and a slight crease near the Webster image. (Approximately 28-inches x 23-inches.)

270-36 - SOLD



If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

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