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The Significance and Attribution of Lafayette Medallions and Medalets

John F. Conour and Ronald B. Gammill

This presentation will establish the significance of the long-overlooked Oval Gold and Silver Lafayette Medallions of 1824 issued in celebration of Lafayette’s return visit to America. We will also address the confusion surrounding the appearance and attribution of the Washington-Lafayette Medalets and corresponding counterstamps of 1824. A host of other important Lafayette medallics issued around the time of Lafayette’s visit will be presented. Conour and Gammill will then discuss the current misconceptions as to their history and who did or did not sink the dies.

Tags: Charles Cushing Wright, Richard Trested, James Bale, Joseph Lewis, Robert Lovett, James R. Snowden, James D. Stout, Thomas A. Anners, Ash & Mason, Blanding Casts, Asher B. Durand, Cyrus Durand, Peter Maverick, Medals of Washington.

The next NNP Symposium will be on November 17th, 18th and 19th from roughly 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern time with speakers every hour and a half.

Newman Numismatic Portal

Washington University

St. Louis, Missouri

Oval Gold Lafayette Medallion of 1824
Oval Silver Lafayette Medallion of 1824
Washington-Lafayette Medalet of 1824
Obverse Washington Die Counterstamp on an 1818 Large Cent
Reverse Lafayette Die Counterstamp on an 1818 Large Cent

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