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Lot 30412

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30412
/Catalog #
Grade 64
Service NGC
Description Undated MEDAL Washington Success Medal, Small Size, Reeded Edge MS64 NGC. Baker-267, W-10875, R.5. 34.8 grains. Struck in brass, though examples are also known in copper, silver, and pewter (or white metal), with the latter thought by Breen and Fuld to be a die trial piece. The small diameter variant of this popular medal is believed to have been made at the same time as the larger, a date that is still under significant debate, but their confirmed existence dates to 1830. This piece stands as the finest-graded at NGC, and the second-finest certified overall (4/14). Original brass-yellow luster is seen beneath olive-gold patina on each side, and the strike is essentially sharp, though the all-seeing eye in the central reverse is indistinct. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $5,581.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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