( 1904 ) Washington Monument Assoc Friendship Fire Co.Medal NGC MS64 B-1828


( 1904 ) Washington Monument Assoc Friendship Fire Co.Medal NGC MS64 B-1828

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( 1904 ) Washington Monument Assoc Friendship Fire Co.Medal NGC MS64 B-1828 :
$240.00


In 1904 there was an act that authorized the minting of 4 Washinton medals . These medals would commemorate Washington's connection with local interests each medal would be titled after one of Washington's occupations or connections as a citizen during his life .1. As a young man he was a surveyor 2. Prior to the Revolution he was a volunteer fireman 3. He was a farmer and was supervising his farm when he left to command the Continental armies 4. He was a prominent Master Freemason : These various interests had clear ties to Alexandria
The Washington Monument Association was formed to assist in construction of the proposed Monument Of Washington as a citizen of Alexandria .The reverse of this medal firefighting tools equipment uses in that time period.. The medals were struck at the Philadelphia MintAlexandria Va.was where Washington had lived and where the proposed monument would be constructed by the Monument Association . At that time an act of Congress was passed to aide the association in building the proposed monument
The reference for this medal is B1828, NGC MS64 Washington Monument Assoc. Friendship Fire Co.The obverse of this medal ( all 4 medals have the same obverse ) is a Bust of Washington with the legend STRUCK BY ORDER OF CONGRESS TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF WASHINGTON'S DEATH in the field in front of the bust is the inscription WASHINGTON MONUMENT ASSOCIATION, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.On the reverse is a depiction of the fire equipment used in the time period .

( 1904 ) Washington Monument Assoc Friendship Fire Co.Medal NGC MS64 B-1828 :
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