Obv: bust in civil dress right, HALLIDAY. S. on truncation. Around: GEORGE WASHINGTON PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Rev: Pedestal with U.S. shield on right side. Over the pedestal is thrown a fringed cloth, on which lay a crossed sword and fasces bound by an olive wreath. Around: COMMISSION RESIGNED: PRESIDENCY RELINQUISHED. In exergue: 1797.
A gorgeous and extremely rare medal, fully struck with deep olive-brown toning. The surfaces are generally undisturbed, with one carbon spot noted in the field directly to the right of Washington's eye.