Lot #25. 1889 Washington Brooklyn Bridge Medal. Douglas-7. Rarity-7. Bronze. Unc.
The November 2009 Baltimore Auction - 11/12/2009
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51.2 millimeters. Handsome reddish-brown patina blankets both sides of this sharp, virtually distraction-free example. A few swirls of slightly variegated color to the obverse are hardly worth mentioning. This type was produced in 1889 during the centennial of Washington's first inauguration as president in 1789. The reverse design is the originally intended type (although the second produced) with a radiant sun in the field above the Brooklyn Bridge.