1800 Washington Funeral Medal VF-Details NGC

1800 Washington Funeral Medal VF-Details NGC

Washington Funeral Medal struck in white metal featuring an Urn on the reverse. This piece was struck after his death and worn by prominent members of society. One of the most important pieces of early American history money can buy.

Coin Highlights:

  • NCC Very Fine - Details encapsulation guarantees the coin.
  • Obverse: Shows a depiction of George Washington surrounded by a wreath.
  • Reverse: Features a depiction of the location of the urn containing the remains of George Washington. It reads "He is in glory, the World in tears" followed by "Born Feb. 11, 1732, OB Dec. 14, 1799."

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George Washington had been dead for a couple of weeks when two funeral processions were held for him in Boston. As was customary, many mourners bought and wore medals made on site. Washington medals were crafted by E.J. Perkins, an engraver for the United States Mint. Masons in the procession wore funeral medals with a small bust of Washington on one side, surrounded by the words “He is in glory, the world in tears.” The reverse shows a skull and crossbones. For the public procession in early January 1800, the medals had the same bust and words, but the back side showed an urn. They were made of different metals: 18 to 22 in gold, 150-250 in silver and 200-300 in pewter or white metal. In addition, two or three were made of copper.

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