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Central America Fund Committee

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Type Medal
Title Central America Fund Committee
Date 1857
Country United States
Side obverse
Composition silver
Diameter 105x75 mm
Description Alan V. Weinberg comments: Illustrated in Q David Bowers' California Gold Rush History opus. Two are known, the other without a hanger. Engraving details are slightly different, as is expected with hand-engraving. The medal's design is illustrated in a 19th century newspaper (full page) documenting the disaster at sea. The engraver's style is recognizable in other life saving medals to follow and in an exquisite 1854 gold lifesaving medal in the NY Historical Society which I've personally examined.

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