1896 Bronze Medal Monument Unveiling Medal for General W C Hancock Washington DC
Description: A 25 mm commemorative medal dated 1896. This medal or medallion, which we believe to be bronze, commemorates the unveiling of the Major General Winfield Scott Hancock Monument in Washington D.C. on May 12, 1896. The obverse of the medal has the Bust of the Civil War general in civilian clothes partially left. There are the peripheral inscriptions "TO COMMEMORATE THE UNVEILING / OF THE MONUMENT" above, "WASHINGTON D.C. / MAY 12. 1896" below. The reverse has the Equestrian statue on pedestal facing left with peripheral inscription MAJ. GEN. W. S. HANCOCK. The medal is pierced for suspension and has a plain edge. I would grade this medal as about uncirculated or better with a nice brown finish. A rare medal in bronze and in such good state of preservation. A great looking and very interesting patriotic medal to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: United States of America. Reference: We were unable to find a citation for the bronze variety in our reference library or online.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~8.3 grams, is ~25 millimeters in diameter, and ~2.3 millimeters thick at the edge.
Marks: Unmarked as to the artist. The medal has a plain edge.
Condition: The medal, is in excellent condition and I would grade it about uncirculated or better with minimum wear to the high points and minimum surface marks. The medal a nice brown finished surface. A great looking small medal with a nice brown color. A rare medal in bronze and especially in such a nice state of preservation. A great medal to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.
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