The Numismatic Bibliomania Society

PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V17 2014 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE

The E-Sylum: Volume 17, Number 2, January 12, 2014, Article 8

AN AUGUSTIN DUPRÉ GALLERY

As noted by William Sumner Appleton (see the following article), "His work for America and Americans comprises seven medals,— the Libertas Americana, 1783; the Greene medal, 1787; the Morgan and Jones medals, 1789; the Diplomatic medal, 1792, and two medals of Franklin of 1784 and 1786." Here are images some of the medals. -Editor

Libertas Americana, 1783

Libertas Americana medal obverse Libertas Americana medal obverse

The Greene Medal, 1787

Greene Medal

To read the complete article, see: 2011 Biggest Medals (www.coinweek.com/market-reports/2011-biggest-medals/)

The Morgan Medal, 1789

Morgan medal

To read the complete article, see: Early American Medals (www.coinpeople.com/index.php/topic/12555-early-american-medals/page-2)

Diplomatic Medal, 1791

Diplomatic Medal obverse Diplomatic Medal reverse

Augustin Dupré (1748–1833). Diplomatic Medal. Bronze original, 1791. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson commissioned this medal in 1790, shortly after having returned from his service as ambassador to France. It was intended as a Gift for French diplomats who had aided the American cause. The two examples that were awarded in gold are not extant, presumably having been melted when their aristocratic recipients fled in the wake of the French Revolution. Only three examples of the original striking in bronze are known; Princeton’s specimen is the only one in a public collection.

To read the complete article, see: Augustin Dupré (1748–1833). Diplomatic Medal. Bronze original, 1791. (rbsc.princeton.edu/capping-liberty/exhibition/item/3021)

For more information, see this 1957 article on JSTOR, which may be available through your local public library:

Medallic Sketches Augusin Dupre The Medallic Sketches of Augustin Dupré in American Collections
Carl Zigrosser
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society
Vol. 101, No. 6, Studies of Historical Documents in the Library of the American Philosophical Society (Dec. 19, 1957), pp. 535-550
Published by: American Philosophical Society

To read the complete article, (login required) see: The Medallic Sketches of Augustin Dupré in American Collections (www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/985522?uid=3739936&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21103250610867)

Wayne Homren, Editor

Google
 
NBS (coinbooks.org) Web

The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.

To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor at this address: whomren@gmail.com

To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum

PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V17 2014 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE

Copyright © 1998 - 2012 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.

NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster
coin