1778 Washington Voltaire Medal

Approximate Current Value: $

Diameter: 40.1 mm
Mintage/Proof: NA / NA
Weight: 23.8 grams
Metal: Various
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History, Information, and Value of 1778 Washington Voltaire Medal

Value of 1778 Washington Voltaire Medal

Obverse of the medal features a bust of Washington, facing to the right his hair in a cue pulled back with a ribbon. The legend around the image reads, “General Washington Er. General of the Continental Army in America.” The reverse displays a trophy of military supplies such as a cannon, mortar, balls, drum, flag, and trumpet all of which are lying on the ground. From behind the trophy are rays of light. The reverse legend reads, “Washington combines by a singular union the talents of a warrior and the virtues of a philosopher.”

The obverse and reverse text read as follows: Ge Washington Er. General of the Continl. Army in America | and | Washin Reunit Par Un Rare Assemblage. Les Talens Du Guerrier & Les Vertus Du Sage.