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1928 Brass Medal 1776 Halfpenny Goddess Liberty 1st National Bank Philadelphia

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Description: A 1928 Cast Brass uniface medal; one of 36 medals representing replicas of early American coins used in banking. These replicas were displayed at the central office of the First National Bank of Philadelphia, Charter No. 1, located at 1500 Walnut Street on September 4, 1928. The obverse of the medal has a crude representation of the reverse of Janus copper (unofficial Massachusetts halfpenny). The image on the medal shows Goddess of Liberty facing right while resting against a globe while holding a staff in her right hand and the words "GODDESS LIBERTY 1776" surrounding it. The reverse of the medal is blank and has the number 13 written on it with blue color (very difficult to see but is there), possibly indicating the position of the medal in the display. The medal has a plain edge. It is 63 mm in diameter and weighs 140 grams. The medal is possibly a unique strike made for the display at the time. I would grade the medal as Extremely Fine or better. A great looking and very interesting rare medal to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1928.

Origin: Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

Artist: Unknown.

Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~140 grams, is ~63 millimeters in diameter, and ~8 millimeters thick at the edge.

References: A Guide Book of United States Coins 2023; The Official Red Book 76th edition; Jeff Garett, Senior Editor; page 58.

Maker: Unknown.

Marks: Unmarked.

Condition: The medal is in extremely fine or better condition. The medal has all of its details well preserved with minimum wear to the highest points. It does have some scratches and minor dings to the surface. The coin also shows some casting defects here and there but these are original to the making and do not interfere with the quality or beauty of the piece. A nice-looking medal that would make a nice addition to your collection of old colonial related coins, tokens, or memorabilia. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.



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