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    Sterling Silver One-Pound Disk of the Great Seal of the Confederacy. This solid sterling silver one-pound disk has been struck with the impression of the Great Seal of the Confederate States of America. Produced in the United Kingdom, the production of these striking medallions was limited to 5,000. This seal is marked "183/5,000" and bears the appropriate English hallmarks for sterling silver and was manufactured, circa 1976.

    The Great Seal of the Confederate States of America was originally engraved by Joseph F. Wydon of London, England with the seal reaching the Confederacy only in 1864. This disk is identical in size, almost 3.5" in diameter (90mm), and is an accurate restrike of the original seal which is housed at the Museum of the Confederacy at Richmond. Displaying the words "The Confederate States of America : 22 February 1861" (a commemoration of the inauguration of President Jefferson Davis) above the words "De Vindice", Latin for "God Will Vindicate", the mottos are separated by two stars at the five and seven o'clock positions of the disk. Centered in the seal is the figure of George Washington on horseback enclosed by a wreath designed to symbolize the principal products of the Confederacy, including cotton.

    On the front of the 6" x 7" stained-wooden case, in which the sterling silver seal is enclosed in a fitted red velvet lining, there is an elaborate facsimile of the thermoplastic half-plate case (Krainik 4) statue of George Washington used as the centerpiece of the seal itself. The statue stands at Capitol Square in the city of Richmond today. Two angels blowing trumpets are at the corners of the top with two eagles at the bottom corners of the lid of the box. Centered between the eagles is an engraved shield. Complete with the original 15-page pamphlet "The Great Seal of the Confederacy" as issued. Excellent condition.


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