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    George Washington: A Beautiful 1859 Copper Plaque Titled "The National Medallion"

    This imposing display piece was manufactured by the famous New York City electrotyper Samuel H. Black, but was not signed. At the center are four roundels, representing the obverse and reverse of the Washington Before Boston 65 mm medal and C.C. Wight's 86 mm Declaration of Independence medal. Above is the entire text of the Declaration of Independence, while below are listed all the engagements of the Revolutionary War. Also included is a list of all the presidents up through Buchanan, the incumbent when it was made. In the corners are vignettes with numismatic themes.

    Often found un-mounted, this example is housed in its beautiful original fruitwood frame, which is in great condition. The plaque itself is in equally nice condition, free of the dents and scratches sometimes found on these. The copper has been cleaned at some point in the past but has an attractive, even patina. 13.25" x 17.5", framed to 22" x 27".

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