Bowers on collecting: American medals to the fore — the 1805 Eccleston medal

February 8, 2018 in Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Tokens

By: Q. David Bowers (Coin Update News)

Welcome to the latest installment in my series on the subject. I highlight some of those featured in the best-selling Whitman Publishing book, 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens.

This week I showcase one of the most preposterous medals in the book, voted number 24 on the list:

1805 Washington Medal by Eccleston, “The Land Was Ours”

Among numismatically popular early medals associated with the life of George Washington, the Eccleston medal of 1805, from dies cut by Thomas Webb, is certainly the largest (76 millimeters), and it is among the most interesting.

At first glance, this seems to be a satirical medal… Full article at the source>

Source: (Coin Update News)

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