David Rittenhouse Mint and Treasury Medal
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "BARBER" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at lower center: "J. POLLOCK 1871 DIRECTOR."
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of David Rittenhouse facing left; legend: "DAVd. RITTENHOUSE. 1st DIRECTr. U.S.MINT./1792-1795." Reverse contains inscription within ornamental border: "'HE/BELONGED/TO THE/WHOLE HUMAN/RACE'/BORN 1732./DIED 1796."; inscription in exergue: "MEDAL SERIES OF THE/U.S. MINT."
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