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Record 15/47
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Date 1875
Description Lexington Centennial commemorative medal, 1875.

Front of medal: Town seal in center, "What a glorious morning for America" around edge; reverse: "Centennial celebration of the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1875."

Three pierced white metal medals with red ribbon through piercing; two bronze. 1.5 in. diameter.

(Cataloger's note: According to So-Called Dollars: An Illustrated Standard Catalog By Harold E. Hibler, Charles V. Kappen, p. 16: "Official medals were authorized by the 43rd Congress; dies by Henry Mitchell, Boston; design by Rev. Edward Griffin Porter, Lexington; struck at Philadelphia mint. Only 4 gold medals struck, sold for $30; silver sold for $3, bronze for $1; white metal $1.50 unpierced, 50 cents pierced. Entire issue quite limited." http://www.so-calleddollars.com/Events/Battle_Lexington_Centennial_1875.html )
Event Battle of Lexington Centennial, 1875
Object ID Worthen.3015
Object Name Medal, Commemorative
People Worthen, Edwin B., Sr.
Search Terms Battle of Lexington Centennial, 1875
Battle of Lexington commemorations
Subjects Medals
Coins
Souvenirs
Title Battle of Lexington Centennial commemorative medal, 1875
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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