(1799) George Washington Funeral Medal. .Skull & Crossed Bones. Type. Struck in Silver. NGC graded Extremely Fine-45.
Baker 165A, Obverse 1, Reverse A1. 29mm. The purpose of this significant variety was to honor the George Washington upon his death. Holed, as always, at the top for suspension.
The rarity of the Skull & Crossbones variety is much greater than that of the Urn type. The Rulau/Fuld reference estimates of the surviving population of each type, the difference is a ratio of about 8-10 .Urn. types for every 1 .Skull and Crossbones. type.
For more information, see: Lot 2160: George Washington Inaugural Button
Lot 2158: George Washington Funeral Medal
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