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Obverse of Undated Washington Success Medal - Small Size     Reverse of Undated Washington Success Medal - Small Size
  


UNDATED (1792-1795) WASHINGTON SUCCESS MEDAL

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: Unknown
Proofs: 0

Designer: Unknown

Mintmark: None

Metal Content:
Found in both copper and brass, some of which were silver-plated

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Varieties:
Large Planchet
   Plain Edge
   Reeded Edge
Small Planchet
   Plain Edge
   Reeded Edge

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 48, "Breen-1290"

PCGS AU-53 (illustrated below).  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 49.  Check out the I in Washington - it looks like a "J."

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 23 & 24, 2002, Lot 94, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small, with reeded edge. PCGS graded AU-53. Struck in brass, then silvered, this example retains some traces of the original silvering in the protected areas around the devices. Rare in all grades, especially so in high grades like this! Fully struck on the obverse and reverse, although the central all seeing eye is weakly defined...These medals have not been punch linked to any known mint and are of an unusual size. They were likely struck in England or the United States and have long been rumored to have been produced for Washington's second inaugural address in 1793, although no proof has yet been located..."

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 50

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Sources and/or recommended reading:

Obverse of Undated Washington Success Medal - Small Size     Reverse of Undated Washington Success Medal - Small Size

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