New-York Historical Society Commemorative Medal
1857 or later
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "A.W.JONES DEL. F.B. SMITH & HARTMAN N.Y.FECIT" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "F.B.S.&H. N.Y."
Bronze struck medal commemorating the opening of the New-York Historical Society's new building at Second Avenue and 11th Street; obverse with bust portrait of founder John Pintard facing right, with legend "JOHN PINTARD"; reverse with image of N-YHS building and legend "NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / FOUNDED 1804. / INCORPORATED 1809. ERECTED 1857." Black cardboard fitted box, not original.
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