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1904 'gold Medal Louisiana Purchase Exposition' Bronze Medal By Adolph A Weinman For Sale
United States of AmericaLarge, Very Scarce1904 'Gold Medal Louisiana Purchase Exposition'71.8 x 71.5mm.Bronze Medal by Adolph A. Weinman. (Baxter#108)
"In the composition of the obverse of the metal are shown two figures, one which, Columbia, tall and stately, is about to envelop the youthful maiden by her side, typifying the Louisiana Territory, in the flag of the stars and stripes, thus receiving he into the sisterhood of States. The other figure is depicted in the act of divesting herself of the cloak of France, symbolized in the emblem of Napoleon, the busy bee, embroidered thereon. In the background is shown the rising sun, the dawn of a new era of progress to the nation.
The reverse of the metal shows an architectural tablet bearing an inscription giving the grade of the metal. Below the tablet are two dolphins symbolizing our Eastern and western boundaries, the whole surmounted by an American eagle, spreading his wings from Ocean to Ocean.On the Gold Metal there are three distinct corners, each containing a wreath encircling a monogram or emblem, and each of these wreaths is surrounded by fourteen stars, representing the Louisiana Purchase States and Territories. On the Grand Prize design there is the same number of stars in the upper field of the shield, and there are thirteen bars in the lower field, representing the original States. On the design of the Silver Metal the artist has used the cross of the Order of Saint Louis.The Metal was designed by Adolph A Weinman. The design was approved by a committee composed of J. Q. A. Ward, Daniel C. French and Augustus St. Gaudens.The dies were engraved and the medals struck by the United States Government Mint at Philadelphia. The alloy for the medals was made especially for the exposition after samples were submitted and passed upon expert medalists.~ , and We Do Combine Shippingup to 4 items in one package and we will wait 3 days for complete payment....so Please check with us in advance.PleaseCheck out our other items &Be sure to add us to your favorites list! Thank you, & Good luck.
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