Washington Army Headquarters



ARMY HEADQUARTERS DURING THE REVOLUTION

 Valley Forge

Washington Headquarters at Valley Forge - First Obverse

GW-285, Baker 175, silver, 32mm
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GW-285, Baker 175A, copper, 32mm
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GW-285, Baker 175C, brass, 32mm

GW-285, Baker 175E, white metal, 31.6mm


Washington Headquarters at Valley Forge - Second Obverse

This obverse dies was the work of his brother Robert Jr. and 
probably first used on his Historic Series No. 2 medal.

 GW-299, Baker 176, silver, 32mm
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 GW-299, Baker 176A, bronze, 32mm
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 GW-299, Baker 176B, white metal, 32mm
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 Washington Headquarters at Valley Forge - Third Obverse

GW-288, Baker 177, silver, 32mm
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GW-288, Baker 177A, copper, 32mm
(on line image)

GW-288, Baker 177B, brass, 32mm

GW-288, Baker 177C, white metal, 32mm
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Tappan 

Washington's Headquarters at Tappan - First Obverse

GW-284, Baker 178, silver, 32mm
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GW-284, Baker 178A, copper, 32mm
 

GW-284, Baker 178B, brass, 32mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)
 
GW-284, Baker 178D, white metal, 32mm
            
(image courtesy of John Kraljevich)


Washington's Headquarters at Tappan - Second Obverse

GW-283, Baker 179, silver, 32mm
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GW-283, Baker 179A, copper, 32mm
(on line image)

GW-283, Baker unlisted, brass, 32mm

GW-283, Baker unlisted, white metal, 32mm
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Washington's Headquarters at Tappan - Third Obverse?

Bowers' book on Sage list a muling of the Tappan die with Robert Jr's
Equestrian Washington die, in copper, brass, and silver, but he calls them
Baker 179 which is not correct. Rulau/Fuld and Neil Musante do not list this
combination. Although it seems logical they should exist given the others
in this series I think more evidence is needed to confirm this.


Washington's Headquarters, Tappan / Rockland County

GW-952, Baker 180, bronze, 34.3mm
(image courtesy of John Kraljevich)

GW-952, Baker 180A, white metal, 34.3mm
     This medal and the white metal Major Andre medal (see misc. Historical Figures page) were part of a set that contained the letter pictured below. The letter from Mr. Henry Whittemore, Secretary of the Rockland County Historical Society and the Andre Memorial Centennial, to Mary L. Bowman thanks her for letters she sent to him and says he is enclosing  "a medal with a sketch of the old Dutch Church where Andre was tried also a medal of the Washington Headquarters". Also included was an envelope with a note that the letter and medals were enclosed.

GW-952, Baker 180B, silver, 34.3mm
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Newburg

The Old Hasbrook House, Newburg, N.Y. - First Obverse

GW-281, Baker 181, silver, 32mm
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GW-281, Baker 181A, copper, 32mm

GW-281, Baker 181B, brass, 32mm


GW-281, Baker 181C, white metal, 32mm



The Old Hasbrook House, Newburg, N.Y. - Second Obverse
(Robert Jr's Equestrian die)

GW-295, Baker 182, copper, 32mm
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Silver - unlisted in Rulau/Fuld and Musante, listed in Bowers
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The Old Hasbrook House, Newburg, N.Y. - Third Obverse

GW-282, Baker 183, silver, 32mm
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GW-282, Baker 183A, copper, 32mm
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GW-282, Baker 183B, brass, 32mm 

GW-282, unlisted in Rulau/Fuld, white metal, 32mm


 There is an entire group of medals combining various dies
From Sage's Historical Tokens pertaining to Washington's
Headquarters. These are not listed in Rulau/Fuld as they do not
have a Washington image but Neil Musante has chosen to include
them in his "Medallic Washington" book. I will be listing them
with Sage Historical Token mules.



George H. Lovett's Headquarters Series
  
     Sometime in the 1860's George H. produced a series of 10 dies depicting various locations for George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War. He combined these with three different obverse dies producing what is essentially three different sets. The obverse dies are similar in design, with a uniformed Washington bust in the center, and three different ornamental borders. All three obverse dies are found combined with other dies.
First Obverse
      This obverse is described as a border of shields and spears. Baker list the series as having been produced in silver and copper. Each combination is given a different attribution number (Baker 184 through 193).
Harlem, N.Y., No. 1, Baker 184, silver, 28mm
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Harlem, N.Y., No. 1, Baker 184A, copper, 27.7mm

White Plains, N.Y., No. 2, Baker 185, silver, 28mm
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White Plains, N.Y., No. 2, Baker 185A, copper, 28mm

Chad's Ford, Pa., No. 3, Baker 186, silver, 28mm
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Chad's Ford, N.Y., No. 3, Baker 186A, copper, 28mm
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White Marsh, Pa., No. 4, Baker 187, silver, 27.7mm

White Marsh, Pa., No. 4, Baker 187A, copper, 28mm
(images courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

Valley Forge, Pa., No. 5, Baker 188, silver, 28mm
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Valley Forge, Pa., No. 5, Baker 188A, copper, 28mm
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Tappan, N.Y., No. 6, Baker 189, silver, 28mm
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Tappan, N.Y., No. 6, Baker 189A, copper, 28mm
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Morristown, N.J., No. 7, Baker 190, silver, 28mm
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Morristown , N.J., No. 7, Baker 190A, copper, 28mm
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Sufferns, N.Y., No. 8, Baker 191, silver, 27.7mm

Sufferns, N.Y., No. 8, Baker 191A, copper, 28mm
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Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., No. 9, Baker 192, silver, 27.7mm

Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., No. 9, Baker 192A, copper, 28mm
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Newburg, N.Y., No. 10, Baker 193, silver, 28mm
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Newburg N.Y., No. 10, Baker 193A, copper, 28mm

Second Obverse
      This obverse is described as a border of semicircles and stars; all are numbered as Baker 194 in the catalog and when they are described they are usually listed with a number after the 194 (as below). Baker list silver, copper, and brass as having been produced
White Plains, N.Y., No. 2, Baker 194 2, silver, 28mm
 (image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

Sufferns, N.Y., No.8, Baker 194 10, silver, 28mm
 (image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., No.9, Baker 194 10, silver, 28mm
 (image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

Newburg, N.Y., No.10, Baker 194 10, silver, 28mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)
   

Harlem, N.Y., No. 1, Baker 194A 1, copper, 27.7mm

White Plains, N.Y., No. 2, Baker 194A 2, copper, 28mm

Chad's Ford, Pa., No. 3, Baker 194A 3, copper, 28mm

Whitemarsh, Pa., No. 4, Baker 194A 4, copper, 28mm

Valley Forge, Pa, No. 5, Baker 194A 5, copper, 28mm

Tappan, N.Y., No. 6, Baker 194A 6, copper, 27.7mm

Morristown, N.J., No. 7, Baker 194A 7, copper, 27.7mm

Sufferns, N.Y., No. 8, Baker 194A 8, copper, 27.7mm

Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., No. 9, Baker 194A 9, copper, 28mm

Newburg, N.Y., No.10, Baker 194A 10, copper, 28mm

Second Obverse in brass, Baker 194B 1 thru 10, 28mm
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      There is no rarity rating for this metal but it appears to be nearly as scarce as the silver. I have one auction appearance of a full set in brass in the Bowers and Merena auction of the Stewart Witham Collection from 1992. I have seen no others.

Whitemarsh, Pa, No. 4, Baker 194C 4, white metal, 28mm
      What is this? There is no listing of these having been struck in white metal but here it is. It appears to be a legitimately struck piece and is the only one I have seen for any in the series.

Second and Third Obverse Mulings

Copper, unlisted in Baker, 27.7mm

White metal, unlisted in Baker, 27.7mm
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      These mulings are very scarce, if not unique. I have several listings of the copper example but they may be the same piece. One white metal piece appeared in a PCAC Auction in 2011. Another case of George H. simply creating rarities for collectors?

1965 Newburg Coin Club Convention Tokens, copper, 29mm

    These tokens produced for the club's 1965 coin convention utilize the designs from George H's Headquarters at Newburg, second obverse token. Close examination shows it is a very well executed design and I wonder if they did not have access to the original dies. Or maybe an electrotype.

1969 Newburgh Convention Token, white metal?, 39mm
        This token, which I assumed was produced for a coin show/convention in 1969, utilizes the image from the reverse of Baker 194A 10.

Third Obverse
      This die is described as a border of shields and stars. As with the second obverse all the different combinations are designated with Baker 195. Silver, copper, and white metal are listed.

 Harlem, N.Y., No. 1, Baker 195B 1, white metal, 27.6mm

Sufferns, N.Y., No. 8, Baker 195B 8, white metal, 28mm

Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., No. 9, Baker 195B 9, white metal, 27.6mm

Newburg, N.Y., No. 10, Baker 195B 10, white metal, 27.7mm