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New token purchase

Post by vampicker » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:25 pm

This showed up yesterday. Struck in 1887 as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the US Constitution. As I understand it these were tossed to viewers along the parade route. A. Loudon Snowden was Superintendent of the Mint and earlier Chief Coiner. He had some influence on the design of the Morgan Dollar, particularly in modifications. The token is a Philadelphia Mint product, No engraver's initials on either face, so maybe done by Morgan and/or Barber or neither.
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Re: New token purchase

Post by messydesk » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:46 pm

In The Private Sketchbook of George T. Morgan, there is reference on p. 143 under "Other Medals" to two 1887 Constitution Centennial medals he did. One is Baker 1810, which is not this one, and the other says "Washington and Madison," which also isn't this one.
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Re: New token purchase

Post by vampicker » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:47 pm

Yeah, it's similar to the Grant and Wm Penn tokens from other parades in the era. Both of those are credited to Morgan. No initials on this one.
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Re: New token purchase

Post by vamnuke » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:13 pm

8-)

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