Committee badge, George Washington inauguration centennial
Overall: 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 10.8 x 4.4 cm ) Diameter (of badge): 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Stamp: on reverse of upper bar: "TIFFANY / & CO."
Gold badge worn by the president of the George Washington inauguration centennial committee; badge suspended from two bars linked by chains; top bar "NEW YORK 1789-1889 GW"; lower bar engraved "PRESIDENT"; obverse of badge with profile bust of Goerge Washington facing left with tied fasces to right, with "PATER PATRIA / MDCC LXXXIX" and "GEORGE WASHINGTON"; reverse has eagle with shield and motto, and "TO COMMEMORATE THE INAUGURATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AS FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AT NEW YORK APRIL XXXTH MDCLXXXIX - BY AUTHORITY OF THE COMMITTEE ON CELEBRATION NEW-YORK APRIL XXXTH MCDDDLXXXIX"; ivory colored silk ribbon with fringed end.
This gold medal was worn by Governor Hamilton Fish, president of the committee which organized the 1889 centennial celebration of George Washington's first presidential inauguration.
Gift of Stuyvesant Fish
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