Diplomatic Medal, United States,1790-1791 (U.S. Mint copy dies)

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Diplomatic medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1790-1791
Obverse Image: The Great Seal of the United States: Eagle with wings spread holding escutcheon with vertical and horizontal stripes, holding a banner in its beak; above are thirteen six-pointed stars centered in a radiant glory; the eagle holds a palm branch in its right talon and a thirteen arrow bundle in the left.
Obverse Text: THE / UNITED / STATES / OF / AMERICA / E / PLURIBUS / UNUM
Reverse Image: America, represented as a seated Indian queen, receives in her left hand a cornucopia from Mercury who stands to her right, representing Commerce; behind this scene are symbols of trade and the ocean where the bow of a ship is visible.
Reverse Text: TO / PEACE / AND / COMMERCE / IV / JUL. / MDCCLXXVI
General Information: Re-engraved by C. Barber, 1876, U.S. Mint copy dies.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1790-1791
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
manufacturer
United States Mint
place made
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 67.9 mm; 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0357.0068
catalog number
1991.0357.0068
accession number
1991.0357
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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