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Centennial of Washington's Inauguration "Black, Starr & Frost" Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3216
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Aluminum
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, at lower left along border: "P.L. KRIDER CO. PHILA."
Description: 
Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing Sub-Treasury building with Washington statue in front and dates below: "1789 - 1889"; legend around border: "THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF WASHINGTON'S INAUGURATION." Reverse shows two american flags with standards at center surrounded by open laurel and oak wreath; legend: "COMPLIMENTS/NEW YORK"; inscription: "BLACK, STARR & FROST."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group