History, Information, and Value of 1879 Ulysses S. Grant Philadelphia Reception Medal
This simple medal is known only from a set of dies located at the Mint. The obverse features a bust of Grant facing to the right. The legend around his head reads, “U.S. GRANT; PHILADA. RECEPTION DEC 16, 1879.” The reverse is blank. According to coiner’s records there were five silver and possibly some bronze medals struck in 1879.