Hudson-Fulton Celebration 1909 sterling silver medallion commemorating Henry Hudson's 300 year anniversary of the discovery of the Hudson River and also Robert Fulton's 100th anniversary of the successful commercial use of his paddle steamer on the same River. Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Company, New York; Emil Fuchs, sculptor. One side with low relief wreath portrait of Robert Fulton with a view of New York Harbor seen from the Hudson on the left, and on the right a view of the city skyline as seen from the Jersey Shore, along with three seated female figures representing "History", "Commerce" and the center who holds a model of the steam ship Clermont "steam navigation". The other side depicts a low relief scene of Henry Hudson on the deck of his ship with crew and reads "Discovery of the Hudson River by Henry Hudson a.d. MDCIX (1609), the American Numismatic Society, Hudson-Fulton Celebration Comm." Note: this 4" diameter medal was presented to the commissioners and principal guests and only 100 were minted in sterling silver. Engraved name on side reads "Edw'd C. Wilson". Housed in the original leather presentation case. 10.575 total troy ounces. Condition: Overall excellent condition. Casting is not crisp for some of the features like the Robert Fulton portrait. Wear and losses to leather case.
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