Washington Eulogistic & Patriotic Inscriptions



EULOGISTIC INSCRIPTIONS

 Robert Lovett Series
   
 Rulau and Fuld in "Medallic Portraits of Washington" describe this series of medalets with 3 obverses and 4 reverses as having been struck for Charles I. Bushnell; if not unique these are all very rare. Those listed as Baker 106 through 109 I am calling the first obverse with Washington bust right, script RL on the truncation, and THE GREAT WASHINGTON around. The second obverse has the same bust with GEORGE WASHINGTON  above and crossed oak and palm branches below. The third obverse is the same bust on a plain field. The first obverse pieces are listed as having been struck in silver, copper, brass, and white metal; they mention the other obverses but there is no mention of what metals they are found in.
     It also appears that Robert's brother George at some point obtained the punch used for the Washington bust and began using it himself on pieces such as the Washington Star medal, Baker 97, and the Old Hasbrook House medal, Baker 183. The details are not as sharp but on the truncation of Baker 183 the initials RL can still be seen under magnification.
How Abject Europe's Kings - Second Obverse
Baker 108 reverse, brass, 29mm

Hail Fair Freedom's Favorite Son - Second Obverse
Baker 109 reverse, copper, 29mm

PATRIOTIC INSCRIPTIONS

Unity of Government Medalets

The inscription on the obverse comes from Washington's "Farewell
Address" which was never given as a speech but was written as
a letter to the American People announcing he would not run for a third
term. In it he wrote "The unity of government which constitutes you one
people is also now dear to you. It is justly so; for it is a main pillar in
the edifice of your real independence". The inscription on the reverse
is from a hymn by William Cowpers.

GW-432, Baker 264, DeWitt C 1861-4, silver, 35mm
(Yale University Art Gallery image)

GW-432, Baker 264A, DeWitt C 1861-4, copper, 34mm

Baker 264B, DeWitt C 1861-4, bronze, 35mm
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Baker 264C, DeWitt C 1861-4, brass, 35mm
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Baker 264D, DeWitt C 1861-4, nickel, 35mm
(Yale University Art Gallery image)

Baker 264E, DeWitt C 1861-4, white metal, 35mm
(Yale University Art Gallery image)
    
    These pieces are listed in "American Political Badges and Medalets 1789-1892" in the section on the Confederate States of America election.  The introduction says "Very few objects of a political nature were issued by the South to commemorate the Election of Jefferson Davis to the Presidency of the Confederacy in 1861. In the North medallists were busy producing pieces for the political and patriotic societies and others pronouncing direful consequences for the Confederacy and its leaders,".  They are found in silver, copper, bronze, brass, nickel, and tin (or white metal).
     Originally they had been listed in Hibler-Kappen under the U.S. Centennial Exposition but the 2nd Edition corrects this while keeping the numbering in order. But why are they still listed as So-Called Dollars? The definition clearly states "No purely presidential or political medals" which these clearly are.
Both of the above dies were combined with both of the dies from a William Henry Harrison medalet to produce a series of mules in various metals. The Harrison medalet is listed in Sullivan as WHH-G; there is no note that it is the work of Robert Jr. but I am going to tentatively attribute it to him because of the use with his other dies.

William Henry Harrison Medalet

DeWitt WHH-G, white metal, 34.15mm

Unity of Government / Harrison mule

GW-433, Baker 227, Dewitt WHH-G(1), silver, 35mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

GW-433, Baker 227A, Dewitt WHH-G(1), copper, 35mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

GW-433, Baker 227B, DeWitt WHH-G(1), brass, 35mm
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GW-433, Baker 227C, DeWitt WHH-G(1), copper nickel, 35mm
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GW-433, Baker 227D, DeWitt WHH-G(1), white metal, 35mm
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Unity of Government / The Peoples Choice mule

GW-434, Baker 379, DeWitt WHH-G(5), silver, 35mm
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GW-434, Baker 379A, DeWitt WHH-G(5), copper, 35mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

GW-434, Baker 379B, DeWitt WHH-G(5), brass, 35mm
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GW-434, Baker 379C, DeWitt WHH-G(5), nickel, 35mm
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GW-434, Baker 379D, DeWitt WHH-G(5), white metal, 33.6mm



Liberty and Independence / Harrison mule

DeWitt WHH-G(2), silver, 35mm
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DeWitt WHH-G(2), copper, 35mm
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DeWitt WHH-G(2), brass, 35mm
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DeWitt WHH-G(2), copper nickel, 35mm
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DeWitt WHH-G(2), white metal, 35mm
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Liberty and Independence / The Peoples Choice mule

DeWitt WHH-G(6), silver, 35mm
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DeWitt WHH-G(6), copper, 35mm
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DeWitt WHH-G(6), brass, 35mm
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DeWitt WHH-G(6), copper nickel, 35mm
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DeWitt WHH-G(6), white metal, 35mm
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Pro Patria Medalets - First Obverse

GW-246, Baker 268, silver - reeded edge, 31mm
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GW-246, Baker 268AA, silver - plain edge, 31mm

GW-246, Baker 268A, copper - plain edge, 31mm
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GW-246, Baker 268B, copper - plain edge, 31mm

GW-246, Baker 268C, bronze, 31mm
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GW-246, Baker 268D, white metal - reeded edge, 31mm
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GW-246, Baker 268E, white metal - plain edge, 31mm



Pro Patria Medalets - Second Obverse

GW-259, Baker 269, copper, 31mm

(on line image)


Pro Patria Medalets - Third Obverse

GW-250, Baker 270, silver - plain and reeded edge, 31mm
(on line image)

GW-250, Baker 270A, copper - plain and reeded edge, 31mm
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Pro Patria Medalets - Fourth Obverse

GW unlisted, Baker unlisted, copper, 31.1mm
This obverse was used on Baker 136 also.


Honor Is The Reward Of Loyalty / Pro Patria mule

Baker A270, white metal, 31mm,

Baker A270 in copper - unlisted, 31mm


Pro Patria / J.W. Geary Mule

White metal, 31mm
Here Robert Jr's Pro Patria die has been muled with a Key die
for General J.W. Geary.

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