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 Posted 09/27/2021  8:01 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I came across this today in a shop's box of unsorted material. It exhibits traces of the original luster and is absolutely in much better condition than the one I'd previously acquired and posted here a couple of years back. Its diameter is 25.4 mm (precisely 1 inch). The engraving has been credited to George T. Morgan.





See: https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibit/p...tive-medal-0

This specimen appears to me to have been struck in bronze or copper rather than brass. I've seen an assertion that modern reproductions of these were made, but I've been unable to find out more about those, and thus can't rule out that that's what I have here, which could account for its apparent high grade.

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 Posted 09/27/2021  8:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pick-up @lc. Are the weights and specific gravities the same between your two examples?

Here are links to the couple previous examples that showed up on CCF (including yours, which is the second one):

http://goccf.com/t/321413
http://goccf.com/t/352412

I'm thinking that @commems might be able to weigh in on this too.

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 Posted 09/27/2021  8:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was born in PA (yes, we Pennsylvanians have a weird habit of calling our "state" by its initials) and so may be prejudiced. I have always really liked this larger version of our Commonwealth's seal that your token's REV displays. To me it just looks regal for some reason.

Very nice token. I don't recall ever seeing one before.
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 Posted 09/27/2021  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I'd have to dig out the one from a couple years ago to weigh it, so that'll have to wait until I come across it, but this latest one comes in at 6.95 grams.

Seems like on all these, the tip of Penn's nose gets abraded.

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