1861 Gold Colored Portrait Medal John Brown The State of Kansas Sunflower State
Description: A beautiful about uncirculated gold colored (possibly brass plated) portrait medal depicting the bust of John Brown the famous abolitionist looking left on the obverse. The obverse also has the name JOHN BROWN on top of the bust and the date 1861 below it. The words AD ASTRA PER ASPERA, which translate to "To the stars through difficulties" are in front of the bust. The reverse shows the map of Kansas with a flower in its center and the legend "THE STATE OF KANSAS SUNFLOWER STATE" surrounding the map. The medal has remnants of gold coloring on both sides, which most likely has been lost over time. It weighs ~23.2 grams and measures ~37.5 mm in diameter. The medal has a reeded edge and is ~2.5 mm thick at the edge. A nice medal to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: The medal is dated 1861.
Origin: United States of America.
Reference: None known to us.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~23.2 grams, is ~37.5 millimeters in diameter, and ~2.5 millimeters thick at the edge.
Condition: The medal is in about uncirculated condition with all of its details being very well preserve and exhibiting minimum wear. The medal has lost quite a bit of its gold coloring, but still has some of it especially on the obverse. It does have some minor surface markings with scratches and small dings. Be that as it may, the medal is well preserved and has nice eye appeal. Please view photos for additional condition information.
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