Undated Kittaning Destroyed Medal MS-65 BN NGC
This is a "Kittaning destroyed" Medal Restrike produced from the original dies. Colonel John Armstrong and his officers were awarded this medal for the first expedition against Native Americans.
- Struck in Bronze.
- Graded as MS-65 by NGC authenticates and protects the condition.
- Obverse features a crest with 4 images of items of the time surrounded by the words "The Gift of the Corporation of the City of Philadelphia".
- Reverse features an image of soldiers firing at a man with the town smoking in the background. Surrounded by the words "Kittanning Destroyed by Col. Armstrong."
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Struck from the original dies which can be identified by die scratches through the 6 in the date, the TR in Armstrong, and a die mark near the first E in Destroyed. It's been stated that the original dies were brought to the U.S. Mint by Joseph Richardson in 1800. By 1874 the dies had been broken.