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James A. Garfield Presidential Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3853
Date: 
1881
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 in. ( 2.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at right: "B"
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of James Garfield facing left. Reverse contains inscription surrounded by wreath: "J.A. GARFIELD/BORN/NOV.19.1831./DIED/SEP.19.1881."
Gallery Label: 
This medal was issued by the U.S. Mint to commemorate the death of President James A. Garfield. Fifty gold and five hundred silver medals, such as this example, were struck by the end of 1881.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group