Washington 1876 Centennial of Independence


1876 CENTENNIAL OF INDEPENDENCE

Declaration Of Independence - John Hancock Signature Medals

Baker 391, silver, 42mm
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Baker 391A, copper, 42mm
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Baker 391B, bronze, 42mm
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Baker 391C, brass, 42mm
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Baker 391D, white metal, 41.9mm


Isaac F. Wood's Fit Keystone

Baker 408, silver, 31mm
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Baker 408A, bronze, 31.5mm

Baker 408B, white metal, 31mm

Baker 408C, copper, 31mm
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Brooklyn Sunday School Union Medal

The Brooklyn Sunday School Union was founded April 8, 1816 with a
focus on establishing Sunday Schools in Brooklyn, New York with many
of these eventually becoming churches. In 1829 the first Anniversary
Day Parade was held and in 1905 a state law was passed giving the
borough's school children a school holiday to participate in the parade.
This event is still celebrated annually. Although this medal does not
mention the parade,  judging by the date it was the struck for the
47th anniversary of the parade and not the establishment of the Union.

 
GW-873, Baker 371, silver, 31.4mm
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GW-873, Baker 371A, copper, 31.4mm

GW-873, Baker 371B, brass, 31.4mm

GW-873, Baker 371C, white metal, 31.4mm


Jersey City Sunday Schools

First obverse, Baker 372, silver, 28mm
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First obverse, Baker 372A, bronze, 28mm
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First obverse, Baker 372B, white metal, 28mm
The note in Baker suggest the "P" on the bust indicates
the obverse die was designed by Pacquet. Neil Musante
attributes it to David Proskey per Frossard


GW-860, Second obverse, Baker 373, silver, 28mm
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GW-860, Second obverse, Baker 373A, copper, 27.6mm
GW-860, Second obverse, Baker 373B, white metal, 28mm


Third obverse, Baker 374, silver, 28mm
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Third obverse, Baker 374A, bronze, 28mm


Third obverse, Baker 374B, white metal, 28mm
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Fourth obverse, bronze, 28mm


Fourth obverse, white metal, 28mm
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Not technically a Washington piece but this seemed the best place
for it. This obverse die is the reverse of Baker 414 and with the similarity in design that may have been the original combination although it is called the second obverse.


Martha Washington Memorial Medal

Bronze, 27.6mm

Brass, 27.7mm

White metal, 27.7mm
      George H. used this simple Martha Washington die with several other dies. If the original pairing was with the George Washington die from Baker 414 my guess is he created the Memorial Medal die and struck these pieces to capitalize on the patriotic fervor of the Independence Centennial. Or was this the original pairing?


The 100th Year Medals

First obverse, GW-842, Baker 413, copper, 27.8mm

First obverse, GW-842, Baker 413A, white metal, 27.8mm
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Second obverse, GW-843, Baker 414, copper, 27.7mm


Second obverse, GW-843, Baker 414A, brass, 27.7mm
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Second obverse, GW-843, Baker 414B, white metal, 27.7mm
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Children of America

Baker 415, GW-902, silver, 34mm
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Baker 415A, GW-902, bronze, 34mm 
(image courtesy of John Sallay)

Baker 415B, GW-902,  copper, 34mm
(on line image)

Baker 415C, GW-902, white metal, 34mm



Delphos Union School

Baker 416, white metal, 34.2mm
(on line image)

Boys & Girls Of America

First obverse
GW-845, Baker 417, copper, 28mm
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GW-845, Baker 417A, bronze, 28mm
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GW-845, Baker 417B, brass, 27.7mm

GW-845, Baker 417C, white metal, 27.7mm
 
Second obverse
GW-844, Baker 418, copper, 28mm

GW-844, Baker 418A, bronze, 28mm
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GW-844, Baker 418B, white metal, 28.1mm

Third obverse
GW-846, Baker A418, white metal, 28mm

Double head Mule

GW-854, Baker 417M, bronze, 28mm
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GW-854, Baker 417M, white metal, 28mm

Baker list this piece with the Boys & Girls Of America series
but these seems out of place since there is no reference to this
on either dies. Musante list it as a double head mule - 3rd and
4th obverses.


"July 4th, 1876" mules

This die seemed to be very popular with George H. and one he muled
extensively.  The Centennial in 1876 was a boom time for medallist,
especially if you could put Washington's image on the medal.  In his book "Medallic
Washington" Neil Musante calls it "Battle Series, 2nd obverse" but I am not sure
this was its original use. In fact it was used with so many other dies there
may not have been created for a specific medal.

GW-903, Baker C-415, silver, 34mm
 (composite image)

The Liberty Sculpting die may also be a generic die George H. pulled
out when needed. It is found on the Cromwell Award medal for the
College of the City of New York as well as another seemingly
generic school award medal. An example of this combination
was in the Schuster collection and may be unique.

GW-904 and 905, white metal, 34 mm


 (composite images)

Neither of these combinations have been seen but were listed in the
L. Bayard Smith catalogue as LBS-66.2 and 66.3. Both of the reverses
are found on generic school medals, either with the Liberty sculpting die
or with each other. If they exist they are probably unique.