Pacific Railroad Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1154
Date: 
1869
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, below exergual line, at left: "W BARBER F" Inscription: reverse, at lower center: "J POLLOCK DIRECTOR"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting nude bust of Ulysses Grant with legend: "PRESIDENCY OF U.S. GRANT."; inscription in exergue: "/THE OCEANS UNITED/BY RAILWAY/MAY 10, 1868." Reverse depicts mountainous landscape in the West with train running to right, with scroll above, inscribed: "EVERY MOUNTAIN SHALL BE MADE LOW"; inscription in exergue: "MEDAL SERIES OF THE/U.S. MINT."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group