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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 52, December 17, 2000, Article 4

WASHINGTON FUNERAL MEDAL INFO FOUND 

   Over on the colonial coin collectors forum, Chris Stevens 
   wrote about some research he's doing on Jacob Perkins.: 
   In reading 18th century issues of The Essex Journal 
   "I also stumbled upon a number of interesting things. 
   One being the original ads run by Perkins for the sale of the 
   Washington Funeral medals. In an add on the front page of 
   the E.J., Perkins states (exaggerates?) that bulk inquiries are 
   welcome, and he has ability to execute 3-5 thousand pieces 
   daily!" 

   The ad appeared in the Jan 10, 1800 issue; here's the full text, 
   from a picture published on the forum's web site: 
   http://www.egroups.com/message/colonial-coins/2559 

      Jacob Perkins 
      Takes leave to inform the pub- 
      lic that he will now be able to answer 
      orders for the Medals in memory of the late 
      illustrious Gen. WASHINGTON, from 
      any part of the continent, and to any a 
      mount, executed on Gold, Silver, or White 
      Metal, with punctuality and dispatch -- from 
      3 to 5 thousand can be made daily. 

          A liberal discount will be made to those 
      who purchase quantities to sell again. 

     Jan 7 

   [Editor's note:  the colonial coins web pages on the egroups 
    site are open only to subscribers of the newsgroup.  Luckily, 
    anyone can subscribe] 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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