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New York Coin Silver Tray, footed, oblong with classical laurel-dart-and-bead border, raised on four acanthus floral scrolled feet. Plain center inscribed "Moses Taylor from Duncan C. Pell, 1st January, 1846. Marked on back W. Adams/New York (William Adams, working New York City and Troy, NY circa 1831-1850), with bust-G-lion psuedohallmarks (attributed to unknown New York maker by John McGrew's "Manufacturer's Marks on American Coin Silver"). 1-3/8"H x 16"W x 12"D. 49.94 oz troy. Note: Moses Taylor, 1806-1882, one of the wealthiest men of the 19th century, began his career as a clerk and went on to become president of the City Bank of New York (later Citibank). He assisted the Union with its Civil War debt but refused Abraham Lincoln's offer to become Treasury Secretary in 1866. He donated $250,000 to start the Moses Taylor hospital in Scranton, PA which bears his name today. Provenance: Estate of Salli LaGrone, Franklin, Tennessee. Condition: Several surface scratches, overall very good condition.