1897 N.y.c. General Pres. Ulysses Grant Tomb Dedication So-called Dollar Medal
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1897 N.y.c. General Pres. Ulysses Grant Tomb Dedication So-called Dollar Medal:
Here is a very nice old commemorative medal made of a white metal composition, in quite splendid condition overall, measuring app. 1 & 1/2" across, with a plain edge and a rather high obverse.This attractive patriotic piece shows only the slightest wear really, and it has full, crisp detail, with just some weird black spotty areas noted, mostly on the obverse, the balance of the medal, particularly the reverse, nicely toned. I have not cleaned it in any manner however, and four of the scans have been "enhanced" for clarity - in addition, I have taken four photos to offer a different view. The medal is identified in Hibler-Kappen's "So-Called Dollar" reference work as HK 279.
The obverse pictures the military man and future president in uniform and facing left, with "General U.S. Grant" around the portrait, a branch beneath and "R. Sneider, F. New York" beneath.
The reverse has "Let Us Have Peace" around the top, with "Dedication Of Gen. U.S. Grant's Monument - New York" beneath, a portion across a decorative raised band. "April 27th 1897" is at the bottom, "27th" flanked by stars, and what may be an olive branch is behind all. History here! $4.99