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1862 Copper Medal George Washington Headquarters Valley Forge 2nd Obverse Lovett

  • $ 297.77

Description: A beautiful circa 1862 uncirculated copper medal by George H. Lovett. This medal is from the series developed by Lovett to commemorate the various places where George Washington established Headquarters during the war of independence. This medal is number 5 and is for Valley Forge outside Philadelphia Pennsylvania. This is example is for the second obverse showing George Washington in uniform facing left within a beaded circle surrounded by a border of thirteen semicircles and thirteen stars. The reverse shows a house flanked by trees in the center with hills or mountains in the background. The image has a border surrounding it and having the legend "HEADQUARTERS AT VALLEY FORGE PA 1777 & '78*No. 4*. The medal is uncirculated and shows a nice brown color of copper in the fields. An interesting historical medal in great condition, which would make a nice addition to any collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1862.

Origin: Most likely struck by George Lovett in New York City.

Reference: Fuld 194A, Baker 194-5, and is listed by Musante as GW-492 with a rarity index S.

Artist: Dies were made by George Hampden Lovett.

Weight and Size: The medal is ~27.5 millimeters in diameter and weighs ~10.1 grams.

Maker: George Hampden Lovett.

Marks: Unmarked.

Condition: I would grade this medal as uncirculated with red and brown coloration in the fields. The medal shows no wear or indications of being circulated with no observable wear and beautiful clear field. It is beautiful with great eye appeal. A nice medal with great eye appeal to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information.

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