First Coinage Bronze Medal 1 5/16 Inch
- Measures 15⁄16 inches in diameter
- Features a recreation of John Dunsmore’s 1914 oil painting, “Washington Inspecting the First Coins.”
Collect the First Coinage 15⁄16 Inch Bronze Medal.
The obverse of the medal features a portrait profile of George Washington with the inscription “GEORGE WASHINGTON PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1789” centered along the border of the medal.
The reverse of the medal features Martha Washington with lorgnette in hand, sitting before a tray of silver coins held by Henry Voight. In the distinguished group around her are President Washington; his Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson; and Treasury Secretary and Mrs. Alexander Hamilton. Tobias Lear, private secretary to the President, watches David Rittenhouse, newly appointed Mint Director, offer a coin from the tray for the First Lady’s inspection. Adam Eckfeldt surveys the proceedings from his post at the coining press.
|Design:||Obverse Designer: Pierre Simon Duvivier
Obverse Sculptor–Engraver: n/a
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Reverse Sculptor–Engraver: n/a
|Struck Under Authority of:||31 U.S.C. § 5111(a)(2)|
|Place Struck:||Philadelphia Mint (no mint mark)|
|Composition:||95% Copper & 5% Zinc|