Isaac F. Woods Series C


Wood's Series "C" No. 1 - Norwalk Conn. Memorial Medal

 (image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

This medal by Key is the only work I have seen that could be the No. 1 in 
this series although the reverse reads "I.F. Wood Mem. Series".  An entry 
         in an 1894 Chapman Auction catalog (Catalog of the Collection of American
Medals Especially Rich in the Coins and Medals of Washington with a 
Few United States and Foreign Coins of Isaac F. Wood, Esq, Rahway, N.J.)
reads "385  Norwalk, bust in military costume r., by Key; Norwalk Conn. 
Memorial 1869.  R.  BOUGHT OF THE NORWAKE INDIANS, etc.  C. no. 1 
punched in the reverse field.  I.F. Woods'  series c no. 1.  Very rare.  Reverse 
die destroyed.  Silver.  Proof.  24." Lot 386 is the same in white metal.

Wood's Series "C" No. 2 - Soloman's Lodge No. 1 Medal

Baker 304, silver, 33mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

Baker 304A, copper, 34.3mm

Baker 304B, bronze, 33mm

Baker 304C, brass, 34.3mm

Baker 304D, white metal, 34.3mm

Wood's Series "C" No. 3 - Satirical Monument Medal

Baker 321 - first reverse, silver, 39.8mm

Baker 321A - first reverse, bronze, 39mm

Baker 321B - first reverse, white metal, 39.8mm

Baker 322 - second reverse, silver, 39mm

Baker 322A - second reverse, bronze, 39mm

Baker 322B - second reverse, brass, 39mm
(images courtesy of Neil Musante)

Baker 322C - second reverse, white metal, 39mm

Wood's Series "C" No. 4 - Washington Elm Medal

Baker 436, copper, 39mm

Baker 436A, bronze, 39mm

Baker 436B, white metal, 39mm

The Washington Elm at Cambridge from "American Historical Trees",
Harper's New Monthly Magazine, May, 1862. The popular legend has George
Washington assuming command of the American Army under this tree
on July 3, 1775 although there is no reliable documentation this
actually happened and it is now considered a myth. The tree survived
until 1923 but as two city workers were removing limbs from the
diseased tree it fell onto it's iron fence and the cable of the Boston Elevated railway.

Wood's Series "C" No. 5 - St. John's Guild Floating Hospital

First Obverse
GW-882, Baker 411, silver, 28mm

GW-882, Baker 411A, copper, 28mm

GW-882, Baker 411B, white metal, 27.6mm

Second Obverse
Baker 412, silver, 27.6mm
The Martha Washington image was also used by George H. on
the reverse of baker 413, The 100th Year Of Our Independence

Baker 412A, copper, 27.79mm

Baker 412B, white metal, 27.87mm
St. John's Guild, established in 1866 and incorporated in 1877,
was a nonsectarian organization concerned with the treatment
of sick children, especially the poor. The floating hospital was
a specially equipped barge that would make six trips per week
to the Lower Bay stopping at piers and landings to admit and
treat children at no charge. The trip would end at the Guild's
Seaside Hospital in New Dorp, Staten Island where the more
severely ill would be admitted to their 300 bed hospital.