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American Institute Silver Medal Presented to Thos. H. Fentrees for a Collection of Named Varieties of Apples, 1858
1/20/2014 - Discovery Auction
Medal is 2.375 in. diameter (60mm). In thermoplastic custom case (much like a daguerreotype case, but fitted for the medal). recto depicts classical figure surrounded by arts and agricultural symbols, shield with eagle perched on top. Visible are plow handles, caducea, sailing vessel, spinning wheel, sheaf of grain, conucopia with fruits and vegetables, weaving shuttle. Verso with engraved award information: Thos. H. Fentrees for a Collection of Named Varieties of Apples, 1858 inside wreath of oak leaves. 

Condition:  
Excellent. Minor dings to edge of medal; plastic case with no apparent chips.
Sold: $323.13
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