Lovett Tokens & Medals

CENTENNIALS OF REVOLUTIONARY EVENTS

 

Assumed Command 1775 - First Obverse

Baker 438, silver, 27.8mm

 

Baker 438A, gilt copper, 27.8mm

(image courtesy of Stack's Bowers)

 

Baker 438B, bronze, 27.8mm

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Baker 438C, white metal, 27.8mm

This small medalet of George H's I think is one of his best works.

The oval containing the Washington bust, the contrasting satin

and prooflike surfaces, and simply the overall design and fine

engraving make it an exquisite piece.

 

Assumed Command 1775 - Second Obverse

Baker 439, silver, 27.8mm

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Baker 439A, gilt copper alloy (90.32% copper, 5.88% zinc, 4.11% gold, trace of silver and gallium), 28.1mm

 

Baker 439B, bronze, 27.8mm

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Baker 439C, white metal, 27.8mm

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Lovett's Battle Series - First Obverse

 

     George H. Lovett engraved and struck this series of 8 medals, commemorating 8 Revolutionary War battles, for the Centennial Celebration of the war. They were struck in silver, bronze, and white metal with sets being priced at $14, $4, and $2 respectively. A case for the set could be purchased for $1.00.

     In "Medallic Portraits of Washington" Rulau gives both bronze and white metal versions rarity ratings of R5 - 75 to 199. Appearances of these medals would indicate the bronze version being much rarer. The So-Called Dollars catalog does rate the bronze pieces as R6 - 21 to 75 known.

      Besides the white metal set with original case pictured here I know of two others; I am also aware of one bronze set in an original case. I am currently not aware of any in silver.

 

Moore's Creek Bridge, No. 1 - First Obverse

Baker 440, silver, 34mm

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Baker 440A, bronze, 34mm

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Baker 440B, white metal, 34mm

 

Sullivan's Island, No. 2 - First Obverse

Baker 441, silver, 34mm

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Baker 441A, bronze, 34mm

 

Baker 441B, white metal, 34mm

 

 Long Island, No. 3 - First Obverse

Baker 442, silver, 34mm

(on line image)

 

Baker 442A, bronze, 34mm

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Baker 442B, white metal, 34mm

 

Harlem Plains, No. 4 - First Obverse

Baker 443, silver, 34mm

(on line image)

 

Baker 443A, bronze, 34mm

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Baker 443B, white metal, 34mm

 

Lake Champlain, No. 5 - First Obverse

Baker 444, silver, 34mm

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Baker 444A, bronze, 34mm

(on line image)

 

Baker 444B, white metal, 34mm

 

White Plains, No. 6 - First Obverse

Baker 445, silver, 34mm

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Baker 445A, bronze, 34mm

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Baker 445B, white metal, 34mm

 

Fort Washington, No. 7 - First Obverse

Baker 446, silver, 34mm

(image courtesy of Jeff Shevlin)

 

Baker 446A, bronze, 34mm

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Baker 446B, white metal, 34mm

 

Trenton, No. 8 - First Obverse

Baker 447, silver, 34mm

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Baker 447A, bronze, 34.2mm

 

Baker 447B, white metal, 34mm

 

Original case of issue

 

 

 

 

 

Lovett's Battle Series - Second Obverse

     George H. combined all eight reverse dies from the Battle Series with his July 4, 1876 die to produce another series of medals struck in silver, bronze, copper, and white metal. Although they are given the same rarity ratings as the first obverse varieties, auction and other sales records indicate they are much scarcer.

Harlem Plains, No. 4 - Second Obverse

Baker 448B-4, copper, 34mm

 

Newburgh Medals

Centennial of Peace

Baker 455, white metal, 31mm

This is listed as the work of Robert Jr. in the Baker reference

but this would have been after his death so must be the work of

George H..

 

Baker 455M, silver, 31mm

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Centennial Celebration - First Obverse

Baker 456, silver, 25mm

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Baker 456A, copper, 25mm

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Baker 456B, bronze, 25mm

 

Baker 456C, white metal, 25mm

 

Centennial Celebration - Second Obverse

Unlisted in Baker, copper, 25mm

(image courtesy of Bob Pelletier)

 

Peace Proclaimed

Baker 461, white metal, 32mm

This is also listed as the work of Robert Jr. but was most likely the

of his brother George H.

 

 

 

 

 

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