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Catalog Number M-F85-100
Object Name Medal
Title Medal with Portrait of Benjamin Franklin
Artist Unknown
Date 1860
Description Obverse: profile portrait of older Benjamin Franklin. "FRANKLIN" under profile and "COELO ERIPUIT FULMEN SCEPTRUM QUE TURANNIS" above profile. "CHAMPION OF AMERICAN LIBERTY SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURES" around outer perimeter.
Reverse: center reads "THE METALS COMPOSING THIS MEDAL COPPER, ZINC, NICKEL, WERE MANUFACTURED BY JOSEPH WHARTON, OF PHILADELPHIA, PA. FROM ORES MINED BY HIM IN PENNSYLVANIA." "NATIONAL GREATNESS REQUIRED INDUSTRIAL INDEPENDENCE." around outer perimeter. "1860" flanked by two stars on bottom perimeter.
Same as M-F85-101 but copper toned.
Material Copper, zinc, and nickel
Dimensions D-0.188 Dia-2.25 inches
Credit line American Philosophical Society
Search Terms 19th century
nineteenth century
Founding Father
profile
commemorative