Commemorative coin

Object Number: 
INV.3799
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Silver; cardborad, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 3 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 7.9 x 10.8 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.1 cm )
Description: 
Silver struck coin with draped bust-length portrait of Jenny Lind facing left with legend: "JENNY LIND." Reverse depicts male bust facing left with surrounding legend: "OSCAR II SVERIGES OGH NORGES KONUNG."
Gallery Label: 
Jenny Lind (1820-1887), a renown Swedish opera singer known throughout Europe as "The Swedish Nightingale," was invited by P. T. Barnum to tour America in 1850. Her yearlong tour turned out to be a great success with American public, both common and distinguished alike.
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Creative: Tronvig Group