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STATUES AND MONUMENTS

 

222) Baker 320. An early(1848) unlisted so called dollar showing a "proposed" Washington monument. Rulau suggests this piece is quite rare. This is true in silver but not white metal, although in unholed white metal it would be quite rare. The one shown here was from Stacks March, 2014. Another sale in silver that I am aware of is Johnson & Jensen October 2, 1983 lot #585. Both might be different pieces, but I can't be certain. Rare in holed white metal. Extremely Rare in silver. Silver, 39mm. Image Courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries www.stacksbowers.com

 

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The Father of His Country Proposed National Monument Medal
 

223) This is a satirical piece relating to the length of time that it took to complete the Washington Monument. Look below for a slightly different variety. Baker321. Very Rare in silver. Very Scarce in either bronze or white metal. Silver, 39.6mm.

 

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Washington First In War Last In Securing A Monument Medal
 

224) Variety of the piece above, but with a slightly different reverse. Unlike the one above, this variety can be found in brass. Also, in bronze it appears to be considerably rarer than the variety above. Very Rare in silver. Rare, bordering on Very Rare in either bronze or brass. Very Scarce in white metal. Baker322. Bronze, 39.6mm. Image Courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries www.stacksbowers.com

 

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Washington First In War Last In Securing A Monument Medal
 

225) "The Egyptian Obelisk / Was Transported From Egypt And Erected In Central Park, New York, 1880". Found in copper, white metal, and evidently found in silver and gilt brass, but I have no record of one in gilt brass. The only sale in silver that I have was from Johnson & Jensen sale #12 lot#443. It was described as weighing 17.3 grams. Combining all metals together, Rare. Individually, Very Rare in either white metal or copper. Extremely Rare in silver or gilt. Rulau NY-NY 63. White metal, 34.3mm.

 

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Egyptian Obelisk Transported To New York Central Park 1880 Masonic Medal
 

226) "In Memoriam / Unveiling Statue Of / Gen. R. E. Lee. / Lexington, Va. / June 28th. 1883." This piece appears to me to be Very Rare in white metal. Extremely Rare in bronze. White metal, 43.5mm.

 

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General Robert E. Lee Statue Unveiling Lexington June 1883 Medal
 

227) Commemorating the "Unveiling Of Buckingham Statue". "June 18,1884". In tiny lettering below bust: "C. Faliesky Fsc". I have only found it in white metal. Very Scarce, but Rare unholed. White metal, 35.2mm.

 

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Unveiling of Buckingham Statue Hartford June 1884 Medal
 

228) Martin Luther medal. "To Commemorate The Erection Of The Statue Of The Great Reformer. Washington, D.C. May 21. 1884.". In tiny lettering: "C. Faliesky Fsc". Because of their religious nature, Martin Luther medals are not usually included as so called dollars(The original authors of HK usually excluded religious medals). But this one is also a statue dedication - so I included it. Rare in white metal. Extremely Rare in silver. Silver, 38.1mm.

 

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Erection of the Martin Luther Statue New York 1884 Medal
 

229) Corner stone laying and dedication of the Washington Monument, with GAR symbols on the reverse. I believe this may be the exact same piece that was sold in Charles Kirtley sale #12 lot #483 October 1985. If so, it is the only one that I know of. It was described as having blue green toning, as this one has. CLICK HERE for a good short history of the GAR. Extremely Rare. Silver plated white metal, 35mm.

 

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Washington Monument Corner Stone Laid 1848 Dedicated 1885 Medal
 

230) Daniel Webster statue dedication. I bought this exact piece from Presidential Coin and Antique sale #74 lot 2084. It was described as being silver plated copper. However specific gravity testing revealed that it was in fact solid silver (specific gravity of approx 10.3, probably coin silver). Very Rare in white metal and usually if not always holed. Very Rare in silver and rarely if ever holed. Silver, 40mm.

 

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Unveiling of Daniel Webster Statue Concord New Hampshire 1886 Medal
 

230a) Statue of Liberty dedication souvenir. Around the bottom: "Dedicated Oct. 28, 1886." This is the only one of these I have found. Extremely Rare. Bronze, 37.7mm

Statue of Liberty Enlightening The World Souvenir 1886 Medal
 

231) "City Of New Haven. Connecticut." "Soldiers Monument. Dedicated June 17. 1887.". Tiny "Theiler Meriden" next to the rim. Obverse similar to HK613, but from the same monument dedication as HK611. Rare in white metal, but Very Rare in unholed white metal. Very Rare, bordering on Extremely Rare in bronze. Bronze, 37.9mm.

 

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New Haven Connecticut Soldiers Monument Dedicated 1887 Medal
 

232) From the same dedication as HK611 and the medal above. Both this medal and HK611 are found in bronze, and both are considerably rarer as such (Look at Presidential Coin And Antique Co #59 lot#1362 for HK611 in bronze). The piece shown here is Rare in white metal with approximately half being holed. Extremely Rare in bronze. White metal, 35mm. From the collection of Dave Jensen.

 

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New Haven Connecticut Soldiers Monument Dedicated 1887 Medal
 

233) Rulau Ga-At 15. "Unveiling Of The Statue Sergt. Jasper Savannah Ga.", "Feb. 22, 1888". Rulau lists this piece at 38mm which is wrong. Rare, bordering on Very Rare in white metal, and usually found without a hole as such. Extremely Rare in bronze. Bronze, 35mm.

 

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Unveiling Sergt. Jasper Statue Savannah Georgia 1888 Moultrie Medal
 

234) From the Maryland Exposition, and the "75th Anniversary, Battle Of North Point & Bombardment Of Fort McHenry Sept. 9-14, 1889" Rare in white metal and almost always holed. Very Rare in bronze. Bronze, 37.7mm.

 

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Battle of North Point 75th Anniversary Baltimore Monument Medal
 

235) "In Memory Of Robt. E. Lee This Statue Was Unveiled May 29. 1890.". I have only found it in white metal. Very Rare and holed at least half the time, and maybe more. White metal, 38mm.

 

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Robert E. Lee Statue Unveiling 1890 In Memory Of Robert E Lee Medal
 

236) Commemorating the 1890 dedication of the Garfield mausoleum in Clevelands Lake View Cemetery. "Garfield Tomb Cleveland, Ohio. / Dedicated / May 30. 1890". Equally rare in both bronze and white metal with white metal pieces found holed maybe half the time. Rare, combining both metals together. Rare, bordering on Very Rare in each metal. Look at #237 and #263 below for two more Garfield memorial medals. Bronze, 37.7mm.

 

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Dedication of Garfield Tomb Cleveland Ohio May 1890 Medal
 

237) Commemorating the 1890 dedication of the Garfield mausoleum, "May 30, 1890" "In Memory Of Our Noble Dead". Rare, and sometimes found holed with a r/w/b ribbon and "Garfield" hanger. I have only found it in white metal. Look at #236 and #263 for two more Garfield mausoleum medals. White metal, 38mm

 

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James Garfield Assassinated 1881 Memory of Our Noble Dead Medal
 

238) Dedication of "General R. E. Lee." monument, "Dedicated May 29 1890". Look at Presidential Coin & Antique Co. auction #45, lot#957 for an example. I have only found it in aluminum. Very Rare, bordering on Extremely Rare. Aluminum, 37.6mm.

 

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General R. E. Lee Monument Richmond Virginia 1890 Medal
 

239) "Henry W. Grady Monument Dedicated At Atlanta, Ga. Oct. 21. 1891", Very Rare in white metal and usually not holed as such. Extremely Rare in bronze. Bronze, 37.8mm.

 

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Henry W. Grady Monument Dedicated Atlanta Georgia 1891 Medal
 

240) This is the reverse of HK761 with the other side blank. This could be some sort of die trial or it could be a more modern restrike. The reverse die of HK761 was sold in Presidential Coin and Antique Co. sale #70. Both the die and this piece were from Barry Friedman's collection. Extremely Rare. Copper, 39mm.

 

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General Jackson Statue Dedication Lexington Virginia 1891 Medal
 

241) This is the obverse of HK763 combined with a different reverse. BakerP324. Found in white metal, bronze, and silver. The white metal piece is Rare and occasionally found holed. The bronze and silver pieces are Extremely Rare. Bronze, 37.7mm.

 

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Washington Monument Allegheny Park Dedication 1891 Medal
 

242) The obverse of HK763 combined with a "souvenir" reverse. I have only seen it in white metal. White metal. Very Rare, 38mm. Image Courtesy of Heritage Auctions www.ha.com. Presidential Coin and Antique auction #80 lot#191 for another picture of the exact same piece.

 

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Washington Monument Allegheny Park Souvenir 1891 Medal
 

243) "Soldier & Sailors Monument / Rochester, N.Y / Dedicated May 30. 1892". Found in bronze and white metal. Very Rare in white metal and often holded. Extremely Rare in bronze. White metal, 35.1mm.

 

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Rochester Soldiers & Sailors Monument Dedication Souvenir Medal
 

244) "Trentons Revolutionary Battle Monument / Dedicated Oct. 19.1893". This piece is the reverse of HK763 combined with a different obverse. BakerD-324. Rare in white metal, maybe half of which are holed. Also found in bronze and Extremely Rare as such. White metal, 37.7mm.

 

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Trentons Revolutionary Battle Monument 1893 Washington Medal
 

245) This is the reverse of HK42 muled with an unlisted reverse. Baker C-324a, "Trenton Battle Monument Oct. 18, 1893.". Found in bronze and white metal. I have not seen one in silver. Very Scarce combining both bronze and white metal pieces together, and equally rare in each metal. The white metal ones come holed, but not usually. The bronze pieces are usually found with a clamped on loop with pinbar and ribbon. White metal, 38mm.

 

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Trentons Battle Monument 1893 General Washington 1776 Medal
 

246) The reverse of HK161 paired with the obverse of HK759. "U.S. Grant Monument". In tiny lettering: "Childs, Chicago." Rare, bordering on Very Rare. Rarer than HK759. Aluminum, 37mm.

 

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U. S. Grant on Horseback Monument Aluminum Medal
 

247) This has the obverse of HK759 paired with "Dr. B. F. Stephenson Founder Of The G.A.R.". Tiny "Childs, Chicago" below bust, and tiny "OA" next to hoof. Very Rare, and far rarer than HK759. CLICK HERE for a good short history of the GAR. Aluminum, 37mm.

 

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Stephenson Founder Grand Army of the Republic U. S. Grant Medal
 

248) Medal commemorating the 1896 dedication of the Munson-Williams Memorial in Utica, N.Y. From the collection of Dave Jensen. Very Rare, bordering on Extremely Rare. Bronze, 38.5mm

 

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Munson Williams Memorial Dedication Utica Oneida Historical 1896 Medal
 

249) Commemorates the dedication of the John Boyle O'Reilly memorial; Boston, June 20, 1896. Look at Presidential Coin and Antique Co sale #31 lot#1721 for one with attached RWB ribbon and bronze top bar. Storer#1996. From the collection of Dave Jenson. Very Rare. Bronze, 37.1mm

 

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John Boyle OReilly Memorial Boston June 1896 Medal
 

250) This handsome piece commemorates the 1897 completion of the Washington Monument, today located at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia. Found in bronze and white metal. Rare in bronze. Rare in white metal and found holed most of the time as such. Baker U-324. Bronze, 35.1mm.

 

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George Washington Monument Eakins Oval Philadelphia 1897 Medal
 

251) Baker U-324E. The same reverse as Baker U-324 (shown above), but with the same obverse as HK 125a(Baker 457) This die pairing is considerably rarer than either Baker U-324 or HK 125a. Commemorates the 1897 completion of the Washington Monument, today located at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia. I have only found it in bronze. Extremely Rare. Bronze, 35mm. Image Courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries www.stacksbowers.com

 

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G. Washington Monument Eakins Oval Philadelphia 1897 Medal
 

252) "Gen. J. F. Hartranft" statue unveiling at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg. Hartranft was a civil war general and governor of Pennnsylvania from 1872-1879. Appears to be rarer in white metal than bronze. Very Rare bronze. Extremely Rare in white metal. Bronze, 35.1mm.

 

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General Hartranft Statue Unveiled Dedication Harrisburg 1899 Medal
 

253) Soldiers' monument in Beloit, Wisconsin, 1904. Dedicated in 1905 to deceased Spanish-American War and Civil War soldiers. Similar to HK765. Rare, but virtually impossible to find uncirculated. Bronze, 38.1mm

 

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Beloit Wisconsin Soldiers Monument Paid Dollar 1904 Medal
 

254) This piece comes in two distinct varieties, one by Robert Lovett(look below), the other by Charles Barber. This is the Charles Barber variety. Comes in white metal and bronze. Like the Lovett variety, the white metal pieces usually come holed, with the bronze pieces being rarer and usually unholed. It is possible that the dies of the Lovett and Barber varieties come interchanged, but at this point I am not sure. There is also a modern striking. Very Scarce in white metal. Rare, bordering on Very rare in bronze. White metal, 38 mm.

 

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Statue of Liberty Gift of the French Republic 1886 Bartholdi Medal
 

255) This piece comes in two distinct varieties, one by Robert Lovett, the other by Charles Barber(look above). This is the Robert Lovett variety. Found in white metal and bronze. I am not sure which variety(Barber or Lovett) is rarer. If someone knows, let me know. Auction catalogs often did not distinguish between the two varieties. Like the Barber variety, the white metal pieces usually come holed. The bronze pieces are usually unholed. Very Scarce in white metal. Rare bordering on Very Rare in bronze. White metal, 38 mm. Image Courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries www.stacksbowers.com

Statue of Liberty Gift From People of France 1886 Bartholdi Medal
 

256) Camp Dutton monument dedication. "The 19th Conn. Infantry Afterward 2nd Conn. Heavy Artillery Mustered Into U.S. Service On This Field September 11, 1862 Erected 1912 By The Survivors". I have only seen it in bronze. I saw one on ebay that was holed, but this is usually not the case. Very Rare. Bronze, 37.1mm

 

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Camp Dutton Welcome Veterans 1912 Monument Medal
 

257) Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 1778 massacre in Wyoming, Pennsylvania by the British. Rare, but much harder to find one as nice as this one. Brass, 32.7mm(essentially 33mm rounded up)

 

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Wyoming Pennsylvania Massacre SesquiCentennial 1778-1928 Medal
 

258) Pioneer Memorial monument dedication Elgin Illinois, 1935. Designed by Trygve Rovelstad, same design as on the 1936 Elgin half dollar. Edged marked "Medallic Art Co NY" who evidently also produced the Elgin half dollar coin hubs. In microscopic lettering on the reverse: "We Erect This Heroic Statue". Stacks sold a plaster obv. reproduction Jan 2012 auction #134 lot #10431. Very Rare, Bronze, 38 mm

 

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Trygve Rovelstad Pioneer Memorial Elgin Half Dollar 1935 Medal
 

259) 1936 Statue of Liberty souvenir. "Statue Of Liberty Auguste Bartholdi", "Robbins Co Attleboro Mass" in tiny lettering around below. Rare, bordering on Very Rare. Brass, 36.4mm.

 

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Statue of Liberty 50th Anniversary Souvenir 1936 Medal
 

260) Undated, but possibly minted circa 1902 around the time of the dedication of the Soldier's and Sailors monument in Indianapolis, Indiana. "Loyalty Freedom Civilization / To Indiana's Silent Victors". All that I found were unholed. Rare. Aluminum, 38.1mm.

 

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Loyalty Freedom Civilization Indiana Soldiers Monument Medal
 

261) This is an undated souvenir piece of Soldiers National Monument at Gettysburg National Cemetery. The monument was dedicated July 1st, 1869. I have seen this medal in both white metal and bronze. Very Rare in either metal. White metal, 37.9mm

 

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Our Noble Dead In Review Gettysburg National Cemetery Medal
 

262) Another undated Gettysburg souvenir medal. "High Water Mark Gettysburg" and "New York State Monument". Very Rare. White metal, 37.2mm

 

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New York State Monument High Water Mark Gettysburg Medal
 

263) Undated Garfield Memorial, Cleveland, Ohio. I have seen a fair number of these pieces over the years. Look above at #236 and #237 for two other Garfield Memorial medals that are rarer. Very Scarce. Bronze, 38.1mm

 

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Garfield Memorial Cleveland Ohio Lake View Cemetery Medal

 

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