History, Information, and Value of 1853 Maryland Institute Award Medal
This medal was struck for the Maryland Institute. The obverse displays Justice holding a set of scales. In her right hand she holds a sword. The background consists of ships and storefronts. The legend around reads, “MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE MECHANIC ARTS; INDUSTRY THE MEANS PLENTY THE RESULT; STABLER.” Unlike the larger version of this medal, the reverse is blank.