United States George Washington Centennial Medal of 1889, Designed by Augustus-Saint Gaudens
Magnificent cast medal approximately 112 mm., obverse showing Washington facing left in an army uniform, his name above, PATER PATRIAE MDCCLXXXIX split by the bust and the fasces, below the bust is PHILIP MARTINY MODELLER DESIGN AND COPYRIGHT BY AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS, the reverse showing a spread winged eagle with commemorative inscription reading TO COMMEMORATE THE INAUGUARATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AS FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AT NEW YORK APRIL XXX MDCCLXXXIX BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE COMMITTEE ON CELEBRATION NEW YORK APRIL XXX MDCCLXXXIX, AN IMPORTANT ITEM OF NUMISMATIC AND HISTORIC, Choice.
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