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Christopher Columbus Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3600
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "TIFFANY & CO. N.Y."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Christopher Columbus facing left with cross beneath and surrounding legend: "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS GAVE A NEW WORLD TO HUMANITY." Reverse contains inscription within open laurel wreath with superimposed emblem of the American Numismatic Society at right: "AFTER/FOUR HUNDRED/YEARS OF PROGRESS/FREE AMERICA/HONORS ITS/DISCOVERER."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group