diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 3.9 cm )
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at left: "ALLEN & MOORE MEDALISTS Sc."
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at right: "BIRM"
White metal struck medal with obverse showing Beaux-Arts building with banner atop inscribed: "MUSEUM"; legend: "NEW YORK"; inscription in exergue: "P.T. BARNUM/PROPRIETOR." Reverse shows roundel with clothed bust of Barnum facing right, flanked by two flags and laurel branches with legend: "PHINEAS T. BARNUM"; inscription: "THIS IMMENSE ESTABLISHMENT/CONTAINS 500000 CURIOSITIES,/INSCLUDING BIRDS, BEASTS,INSECTS./FOSSILS, MINERALS, MARINE SPECIMENS,/INDIAN IMPLEMENTS, SUITS OF ARMOUR,/STATUARY, COINS, MEDALS,/CHOICE PAINTINGS, RARE ENGRAVINGS,/GRAND COSMORAMA, AERIAL GARDEN,/AND LECTURE ROOM, IN WHICH RICH/DIVERSIFIED AND TALENTED/ENTERTAINMENTS ARE GIVEN,/UNSURPASSED IN THE WORLD./ADMISSION TO THE WHOLE/ONLY 25 CENTS."
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