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MISCELLANEOUS WASHINGTON TOKENS AND MEDALS

 

Washington K.U. Verein Medal

Baker unlisted, bronze

   

   The Washington die appears to be the same die used on the Douglas 11 and 18 medals but this combination was unknown to Rulau and Fuld. The legend on the reverse is German and reads "Washington / K.U. Club / 40 year / creation-celebration / May 16, 1891". The most likely meaning of K.U. is Kranken Unterstuetzungs or relief for the sick. This would have been an organization that provided medical care or financial help for medical care to those who could not afford it. In Boyd's Directory of the District of Columbia for 1887 there is a listing for the "Washington Sick Relief Association" listed among several other German- American organizations; This may have been the group this was struck for.

    A less likely meaning could be Krieger Unterstuetzungs which was a veterans support group. Many people involved in the revolutions of 1848-49 fled to the U.S. in the early 1850's. This would correspond with the date of 1851 for the formation of the group.

 

Washington Star Medals

First Obverse

Baker 97, silver, 31mm

(on line image)

 

Baker 97A, copper, 31mm

 

Baker 97B, white metal, 31.2mm

 

Baker 97C, brass, 31mm

(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

 

First President of the UD States Medal

Baker 216F, white metal, 34.9mm

     I have a question about this piece - is it Baker 216F or Baker 113G? The description for both read the same except Baker 113G is described as having a "wreath of laurel around head" which this does not. Baker 216F is listed with a diameter of 34 mm but these sizes are not always accurate in the catalog. Are these both descriptions of the same piece - the one illustrated above, or is there one with a laurel wreath around Washington's head?

 

Washington Family Arms Medal

Baker 284, silver, 28mm

IMAGE NEEDED

 

Baker 284A, copper, 27.9mm


Industry Produces Wealth Medal

Baker 352, silver, 31mm

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Baker 352A, copper, 31mm

(on line image)


Baker 352B, brass, 31mm



Baker 352C, white metal, 31mm

(on line image)

Baker list this medal in the section "Society, Assay, Award Medals" but this is most likely another of George H.'s muling of two unrelated dies. The obverse die is found muled with several other dies including a store card for John K. Curtis, two dies used on campaign pieces, and a generic die with a wheat sheaf and wreath. Baker states it was prepared in response to the patriotic fervor of pre Civil War years and seems to indicate one of the campaign dies was the original pairing. The reverse is found with several other dies and I think it is very likely just a stock, generic die he created. I have never seen any that have had any engraving in the center which you would expect to find if it was an award.

 

 

Phillipse Manor Bicentennial Medal

Baker 376, bronze, 33mm

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Baker 376A, white metal, 35.3mm

 

Parsons Family Arms Medals

First Obverse

Baker 639, copper, 28mm

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Baker 639A, white metal, 28.3mm

 

Second Obverse

Baker 640, copper, 28mm

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Baker 640A, white metal, 28mm

 

 

 

 

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