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City of San Francisco to Morgan L Mott, Alderman - Gold Nugget Medal


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Title City of San Francisco to Morgan L Mott, Alderman - Gold Nugget Medal
Date 1850
Country United States
Side reverse
Composition gold
Diameter 63x55 mm
Weight 62.9 gm
Description Alan V. Weinberg comments: Ex Virgil Brand coll'n in as-issued mint condition. Hand-made in early San Francisco in 1850. One of the most magnificent hand-constructed American gold medals I've ever seen. Three-dimensional, encrusted gold nuggets & gold dust. Maker Thomas Gihon of SF's Gihon & Butler signed his name "Gihon Sc." (Latin for sculptor) at 5 o'clock reverse periphery. In original case.

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