Objects - Numismatics

From the first state coppers to the last bank-issued dollar, the history of money in Vermont is well represented. The collection also includes commemorative coins and medals.

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Bank Check
Name/Title
Bank Check
Entry/Object ID
1983.22.1
Description
Unfilled check issued by the West River Bank. The check has spaces for the date, payee, dollar amount, and signature. There is an illustration of a haying scene at the top right, a portrait of a woman at the bottom left, and the Vermont state seal at the bottom center.
Context
Issued by the West River Bank of Jamaica, Vermont
Acquisition
1983.22
Made or Created
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New England Bank Note Company
19th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
The West River Bank
Related Place
Town
Jamaica
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bank Check
Name/Title
Bank Check
Entry/Object ID
1980.4
Description
Paper check backed by the Bank of Poultney. The check was made for $121.67 on October 17, 1854. It is signed by J. A. Page of Montpelier Vermont. On the left is an engraving of an arm holding a hammer within a round a frame. In the upper right is an illustration of men harvesting a field of grain.
Context
Issued by the Bank of Poultney in Poultney, Vermont
Acquisition
1980.4
Made or Created
1854
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Bank of Poultney
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Casting
Name/Title
Casting
Entry/Object ID
1918.1a-b
Description
Two plaster medallions. One shows a bust of a man on one side and a long inscription within a laurel wreath on the other side. The face side shows a bearded man who is bald on the top of his head. He is wearing a suit jacket, high-collard shirt, and bow tie. The inscription, "GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" rings the top edge and the dates 1828 and 1919 flank the man.

The other has the inscription, "AWARDED BY THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG VERMONTERS TO STUDY THE HISTORY AND PROBLEMS OF THEIR STATE AND TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" in the center of a laurel wreath. There is a blank rectangle at the center bottom.
Context
Design sample of a medal commissioned and awarded by the Vermont Historical Society
Acquisition
1918.1
Made or Created
Artist
Keck, Charles
1918
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plaster
Relationships
Edmunds, George Franklin (1828-1919), Vermont Historical Society
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1985.35.1
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTENSIUM RES PUBLICA" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, VT in 1786.
Acquisition
1985.35
Made or Created
1786
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.1
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTS RES PUBLICA" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1785.
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1785
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.2
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTIS RES PUBLICA 1785" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermontin 1785.
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1785
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.3
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTENSIUM RES PUBLICA 1786" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1786
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.4
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent knows peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTENSIUM RES PUBLICA 1786" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1786
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.5
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTENSIUM RES PUBLICA 1786" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786.
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1786
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.6
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a left-facing bust of a Roman figure resembling George II of England, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1786 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786.
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1786
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.8
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Britannia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "BRITANNIA" rings the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1787
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.9
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1787" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1787
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.10
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.11
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI GIV" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 88" ring the edge. The coin is overstruck onto another coin, with portions of the previous striking visible on the lower face and lower reverse. The inscription and the center image are very misaligned on the reverse.
Context
Produced in Newburgh, NY for use in Vermont, 1788
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.12
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.13
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.14
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.15
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.16
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.17
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.18
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.19
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.20
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.21
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1998.34.3
Description
Small, misshapen silver coin. One side is stamped with the inscription "1697 [illeg]" along with a shield bearing three fleurs-de-lis under a crown. The other side is stamped with a cross-shape formed of Roman numeral twos (II) placed around a circle. An additional striking of a fleur-de-lis covers one of the cross' points.
Context
Found in the Champlain Narrows
Acquisition
1998.34
Made or Created
17th Century
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Coin
Interpretative Labels
Coin, 1880-1900 Dana Bickford Quechee, Vermont Aluminum, brass Gift of Ruth R. Smith, 2010.39.2ab Dana Bickford was born in Quechee when that town was a hotbed of mills and manufacturing, and at various points in his life described himself as both an inventor and an entrepreneur. His biggest success was with an automatic knitting machine that he and several other partners manufactured in Brattleboro in the late 19th century. This universal coin was one of Bickford's side inventions. After a trip to Europe, he became frustrated with the constant need to exchange currency at each international border, and developed this coin as a solution. In theory, the coin would take on a different value in each country, represented by the amount of base metal (gold and silver) present in the coin. Those values are engraved on the coin itself, relative to the US dollar. Bickford's choices, needless to say, prioritize some countries over the other and assume an international currency exchange that was extremely stable. Bickford was not alone in attempting to create universal currency; many others had floated the theory or even gone so far as to create coins. None have been successful. Interestingly, Bickford's coin also attempts to heal another monetary divide: it claims to "heal all differences between gold & silvermen," referencing the raging debate in the latter part of the 19th century about whether US currency should be based on the gold or silver standard.
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
2010.39.2a-b
Description
Aluminum and brass coin, together with a wooden box. One side of the coin bears the inscription, "This combination coin will when adopted be good in all nations. Heal all differences between gold and silver men and fully settle all financial questions. Approved by all good business men." The other side of the coin bears the inscription, "Here is shown the value of our dollar in the coin of different nations of the world." Below that are eight connected circles, each giving the coin value of a different country, and below that: "Invented & protected by Dana Bickford. Brass insert in center reads "Dollar" with illegible words around it.

The box has a sliding cover and an indentation for the coin in the bottom.
Context
Developed by Dana Bickford of Quechee, VT to be a universal monetary exchange medium.
Acquisition
2010.39
Made or Created
Artist
Bickford, Dana
1880-1900
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Brass, Aluminum, Wood
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Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1987.36.1
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTIS RES PUBLICA" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in in 1785
Acquisition
1987.36
Made or Created
1785
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1987.36.2
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB" ring the edge. The year 1788 is at the center bottom.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1987.36
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1987.36.3
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "GEORGIVS III REX" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB" ring the edge. The figure is rubbed nearly smooth.
Context
Produced in Newburgh, NY in 1788
Acquisition
1987.36
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1989.73.1
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a left-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
1989.73
Made or Created
1787
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1989.73.2
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. A flaw in the coin mast it appear as if the bust is wearing a sweatband or blindfold. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB" ring the edge. The date 1787 is at the center bottom.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
1989.73
Made or Created
1787
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1989.73.3
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. A flaw in the coin mast it appear as if the bust is wearing a sweatband or blindfold. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB GEORGIVS" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
1989.73
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1990.22.1
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. The coin is struck very off center. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, standing near a pedestal or frame. She is holding a balance scale in her left hand, has a large bow across her torso, and has a pike or flag pole with a liberty cap on the top. The words, "IMMUNE COLUMBIA" ring the edge. The date 1785 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Newburgh, NY in 1785. This coin is considered a numismatic mule since the face and reverse are not a set.
Acquisition
1990.22
Made or Created
1785
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1990.22.2
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1786 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786.
Acquisition
1990.22
Made or Created
Artist
Harmon, Reuben
1786
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1990.22.3
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1788 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Newburgh, NY for use in Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1990.22
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1990.22.4
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The upper half of the date 1787 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787
Acquisition
1990.22
Made or Created
1787
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1990.22.5
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1788 is at the center bottom.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1990.22
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1a
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB" ring the edge. The face side has rubbed smooth, losing fine detail, and the reverse has rubbed almost completely smooth, with only the vague outline of Columbia left.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1787
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1aa
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The design is completely rubbed smooth. The date 1787 is at the center bottom.

The coin is over struck on an Irish halfpenny, which is still clearly visible through the Vermont pattern. The face was struck over a design of a harp beneath a crown.
Context
Made in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1b
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTIS RES PUBLICA" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1785.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1785
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1cc
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTENSIUM RES PUBLICA 1786" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1786
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1d
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The face has childlike features, but has been rubbed so smooth, only the outline is visible. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The Columbia side of the coin has been rubbed almost completely smooth.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1786
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1dd
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1788 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1e
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The bust is so rubbed smooth that it is hardly visible. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. The O in "Vermon" is mis-struck, overlapping the M slightly. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1g
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1gg
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. A line runs down the center of the coin where the striking die had broken. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1h
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. It is rubbed almost completely smooth, and Columbia is only visible because of a color change.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1787
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1hh
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. The face is nearly rubbed smooth, but the lettering is very crisp. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The center is pocked and rubbed nearly smooth, but the lettering remains crisp. The date 1788 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1i
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The surface of the coin is unusual, indicating that it may be cast, overstruck, or doublestruck.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1787
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1jj
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1787 is at the center bottom. The coin is overstruck on a 1785 Nova Constallatio coin, making it appear as if there is a strap over the bust's mouth and an eye on Columbia's stomach.
Context
Made in Rupert, Vermont in 1785, and remade in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1787
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1k
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. The coin is struck very off center. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, standing near a pedestal or frame. She is holding a balance scale in her left hand, has a large bow across her torso, and has a pike or flag pole with a liberty cap on the top. The words, "IMMUNE COLUMBIA" ring the edge. The date 1785 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1785.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1785
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1kk
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1788 is at center bottom. Both sides are rubbed nearly smooth.
Context
Made in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1LL
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a left-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON: AUCTORI" ring the edge. The detail within the face is rubbed smooth, and a portion of the word "Vermon" is missing. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is wearing a quiver of arrows on her back. The top of the design has been worn almost completely smooth. The date 1786 spans the bottom. The edge is decorated with a zig-zag design at the bottom and lower left.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1786
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1nn
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTIS RES PUBLICA" ring the edge. Both sides are extremely mottled.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1785.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1785
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1q
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTENSIUM RES PUBLICA" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1786
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1u
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The design has been overstruck on a Nova Constallatio coin and has a hole in the center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1787
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1v
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. Both sides are rubbed almost completely smooth.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1x
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1788 is at the center bottom.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1y
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1788 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
1788
Lexicon
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.22
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTS RES PUBLICA 1785" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1785
Acquisition
1991.14
Made or Created
1785
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1971.1.1
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB" ring the edge. The year 1787 is a the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, VT in 1787
Acquisition
1971.1
Made or Created
1787
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin Case
Name/Title
Coin Case
Entry/Object ID
2014.44.3a-b
Description
Rigid plastic case within a paperboard box containing five coins. The case consists of two layers held together at the sides with screws. Inset along the center of the case are a half dollar, a quarter, a dime, a nickel, and a penny, each struck in 1957. The case is with a paperboard box covered with marbled brown paper with a black-and-white circular sticker at the center top. The sticker has a picture of a clock on a pole with the inscription, "MONTPELIER NATIONA BANK / MONTPELIER VERMONT" around the edge and ""THE BANK WITH THE CLOCK" ORGANIZED 1824" in the center.
Context
Distributed by Montpelier National Bank in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.44
Made or Created
1957
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Copper, Nickel, Plexiglass, Glass
Relationships
Montpelier National Bank
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Coin
Interpretative Labels
Medallion, 1643 France White metal Gift of Frederick M. Wiseman, #2017.3.8.1 Designed and struck in 1643, this medal commemorated the ascension of Louis XIV to the throne of France. Since he was only four at the time, his mother, Anne of Austria, served as chair of the ruling regency council. Made of light metal, most likely including lead, this medallion was used as a trade good with the indigenous people of North America. A loop braised onto the top of the medallion allowed it to be worn on a cord. When that loop wore out, an intricate beaded pouch was made by the Innu (Montagnais) owner. French in Vermont In 1609 Samuel de Champlain became the first European to set foot in the land that would eventually become Vermont. Paddling south on the lake that now bears his name, he encountered native peoples on both shores, mapped the landscape, and claimed the region for France. Within 50 years, French colonial ambitions from the north clashed with a rapidly growing English population to the south. European powers took advantage of long-standing inter-tribal animosities and used Native Americans as proxy raiding parties to devastating effect. In July of 1666 the French established a fort and settlement at Fort St. Anne in Isle La Motte, the first European settlement in Vermont. Over the next century, the French fortified Lake Champlain as far south as Crown Point, building Fort St. Frederick and Carillon (now Ticonderoga). King Louis XV established land grants, known as seigneuries, along the shores of Lake Champlain. French habitants, or settlers, slowly moved into the region. Ultimately, the English victory over the French and the resulting Treaty of Paris in 1763 put eastern North America solidly in English hands. French inhabitants remained in both Canada and Vermont, giving rise to the rich Quebecois culture.
Name/Title
Commemorative Coin
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.8a
Description
Silver-colored metal coin with a bust of a four-year-old King Louis XIV on one side and his mother, Anne of Austria, the head of the regency council on the other. Louis is shown draped in Roman-style clothing with long, curly hair and a laurel crown. The words "G. FR. ET. NAV. REX. LVDOVICVS. XIII. D." ring the edge. Anne is showing wearing Elizabethan clothing, including a tight bodice, wide fall collar, and three-pointed hood with a cap beneath and veil above. The words "ANNA. D. G. FRET. NAV. REG." ring the edge.
Context
French coin minted in 1643 upon the death of Louis XIII and ascension of Louis XIV to be traded with indigenous Americans.
Acquisition
2017.3
Made or Created
1643
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Commemorative Coin
Name/Title
Commemorative Coin
Entry/Object ID
2020.18.1
Description
Coin commemorating Chester A. Arthur's inauguration. The face shows a profile image of Arthur with large muttonchops and the words "CHESTER A. ARTHUR" around the edges. The reverse shows the words "INAUGURATED/SEPTEMBER 20/1881" surrounded by laurels with the words "PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES" around the outer edge.
Acquisition
2020.18
Made or Created
circa 1881
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Arthur, Chester Alan (1830-1886)
Commemorative Coin
Name/Title
Commemorative Coin
Entry/Object ID
2020.18.2
Description
Silver-toned coin commemorating the second term of Chester A. Arthur as President of the United States. The face shows a profile image of Arthur with the words, "21ST PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1881 1885/CHESTER A. ARTHUR." The reverse shows the words '"OUR CHET"/"FIRST GENTLEMAN OF THE LAND"' around the outer edge and "JOIN/CRACKER JACK/MYSTERY CLUB/SAVE THIS COIN/THE CRACKER JACK CO./CHICAGO./U.S.A." in the center.
Acquisition
2020.18
Made or Created
Cracker Jack Co.
circa 1933
Materials
Metal
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.10
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of a bar and hanging medallion. The bar is molded with the word, "SOUVENIR". A round medallion with two protruding flags connects to the bar with two small metal rings. The center of the medallion is molded with the face of Admiral George Dewey surrounded by the inscription, "THE NATIONS HERO ADMIRAL GEO. DEWEY". The two flags, a United States flag and a blue flag with white stars, are enameled. The back of the medallion is engraved with the image of a ship labeled, "OLYMPIA".
Context
Made to commemorate Admiral George Dewey of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.15
Made/Created
1900
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Related Event
Dewey Day
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1913.2
Description
Large commemorative medal molded on the front with a right-facing bust of Thomas Macdonough and a naval battle on the reverse. Macdonough is shown wearing a high-collared military coat with large epaulets. The inscription, "THO. MACDONOUGH. STAGNO CHAMPLAIN CLAS. REG. BRIT. SERAVIT" rings the edge. The reverse has a battle scene with several masted ships and small rowboats. A tow is at the right. The inscription, "UNO LATERE PERCUSSO. ALTERUM / IMPAVIDE VERTIT" rings the edge. the inscription "INTER CLASS. AMERI. ET BRIT DIE XI SEPT. MDCCCXIIII" is beneath the image.
Context
Produced to commemorate Captain Thomas Macdonough and the Battle of Lake Champlain, 1814
Acquisition
1913.2
Made or Created
Moritz Furst
1818
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Macdonough, Thomas, Jr. (1783-1825)
Related Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
War of 1812
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1927.1.1a-b
Description
Bronze medal with the molded image of a soldier on one side and building on the other.

The front shows a man wearing a fur cap with a tail. He is holding a long-barreled flintlock gun. Behind him is a waving flag with 10 visible stars and the number 7 in the upper corner and stripes over the rest of the flag. The inscription, "VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL" rings the bottom edge.

The back shows a four bay by two bay Georgian-style building surrounded by a wreath. The building is labeled "FAY'S TAVERN AUG 16", and the names, Warner, Stark, Herrick, Fay, Hubbel, Saffort, Belmond, Brush, Allen, Dewitt, Calysha, Clark, Albrid, Dewey, and Robinson wrap around the wreath. The inscription BATTLE OF BENNINGTON 1777-1927" and 14 stars ring the edge.

The medal is accompanied by a paper information sheet that details the images and symbols on the medal.
Context
Made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington.
Acquisition
1927.1
Made or Created
Artist
Keck, Charles
Role
Sculptor
Medallic Art Co.
1927
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Paper
Relationships
Related Place
Building
Catamount Tavern
City
Bennington
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Vermont Sesquicentennial, Battle of Bennington
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2f
Description
Gold commemorative medal consisting of a bar and medallion. The bar has the inscription, "SOUVENIR". The round medallion hangs from the bar by two eye rings and shows an image of a monument with a man on a standing horse and the inscription, "UNVEILING OF GRANT MEMORIAL, APRIL 27, 1922". The other side shows a bust of General Grant with the inscription, "CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF GEN. GRANT'S BIRTH".
Context
Worn by Charles Dewey to the unveiling of the Grant Memorial at the United States Capitol
Acquisition
1954.15
Made or Created
1922
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Grant, Ulysses S. (1822-1855), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1934.7.1
Description
Commemorative medal showing a full-body depiction of a man (Lafayette) standing beside a pedestal holding busts of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. The inscription, "MDCCLVII LAFAYETTE MDCCXXXIV." rings the edge, and the inscription, "AMERICA'S ADOPTED SON" is on the pedestal. The back shows a sword entwined with a garland of laurel leaves and oak leaves with a palm leaf behind. The inscription, "THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF LAFAYETTE / MAY XX MCMXXXIV CENTENARY OF HIS DEATH", rings the edge.
Context
Made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of the Marquis de Lafayette
Acquisition
1934.7
Made or Created
Artist
Flanagan, John (1898-1952)
Medallic Art Co.
1934
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
LaFayette, Marquis de (1757-1834)
Related Place
Town
Woodstock
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1940.10
Description
Small brass medal with a small hole drilled through top and a white ribbon attached. The face of the medal has a bust of a man in a military uniform with epaulets. The inscription, "MAJ: GENL. W. H. HARRISON BORN FEB. 9, 1773", rings the edge. The back of the medal shows a log cabin and reads, "THE PEOPLES CHOICE IN THE YEAR 1840".
Context
Worn to the Celebration at Stratton, Vermont, on July 7, 1840, in honor of William Henry Harrison's inauguration.
Acquisition
1940.10
Made or Created
1840
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (medal)
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841)
Related Place
Mountain
Stratton Mountain
Town
Stratton
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1941.5.1
Description
Gold token with a bust of a man on one side, and an inscription on the other. The front has a bust of Thomas Chittenden. The words, "THOMAS CHITTENDEN FIRST GOVERNOR OF VERMONT" ring the edge. The back has inscription, "SESQUICENTENNIAL OF THE STATEHOOD OF VERMONT 1791 1941" with the state seal of Vermont at the center bottom.
Context
Issued by the Montpelier Baseball Association and distributed for the Citizens Sesquicentennial Committee of Vermont.
Acquisition
1941.5
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1941
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1945.21
Description
Commemorative medal with an image of a small steam-powered wagon labeled "PETER COOPER'S "TOM THUMB"" on one side. The inscription, "THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD COMPANY 1827 1927", rings the edge. The other side shows a steam-powered passenger train with a naked man flying beside it, reaching out to ring the train's bell. The inscription, "ONE HUNDRED YEARS / SAFETY STRENGTH SPEED" rings the edge.
Context
Presented by the president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Daniel Willard of North Hartland, Vermont, to the Vermont Department of Libraries.
Acquisition
1945.21
Made or Created
Medallic Art Co.
1927
Lexicon
Dimensions
Box
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Willard, Daniel
Related Place
Town
Hartland
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1952.21.10
Description
Bronze medallion with an image of a lunging man flanked by the words "RESEARCH" and "INDUSTRY". The other side of the medal has a map of the shoreline of Chicago, Illinois, with the inscription, "A CENTURY OF PROGRESS INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION CHICAGO 1933". It has its original leather-covered box with the label, "OFFICLA WORLD'S FAIR MEDAL, Inc. / Administration Building / A Century of Progress / CHICAGO".
Context
Produced for the Chicago World's Fair in 1933, also called the Century of Progress International Exposition.
Acquisition
1952.21
Made/Created
Artist
Zettler, Emil Robert
1933
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Related Place
City
Chicago
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1952.21.11
Description
Commemorative medal molded on one side with a man's head and the inscription, "H:R:H: PRINCE ALBERT PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION". The other side is molded with a globe surmounted by a flying dove. The globe is within a laurel wreath and covered by a banner with the word, "EXHIBITOR". The inscription, "EXHIBITION OF THE WORKS OF INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS. MDCCCLI"
Context
Presented to exhibitors at the 1851 World's Fair, or Great Exhibition.
Acquisition
1952.21
Made or Created
1851
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.10
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of a bar, a ribbon, and a medallion. The bar is copper and is molded with the word, "WELCOME". The grosgrain ribbon is striped yellow (center) and blue (edges). The medallion hangs from an eye rings looped through the ribbon and has a copper laurel wreath frame around a gold token. The token shows the bust of Admiral Dewey with the label, "ADMIRAL GEO. W. DEWEY / HERO OF MANILA". The back of the token shows a war ship with the label, "DEWEY'S FLAG-SHIP OLYMPIA 5,800 TONS".
Context
This is one of the many commemorative coins and badges produced for celebrations of Admiral George Dewey, a native son of Vermont, who became an American hero after he destroyed the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay during the Spanish American War.
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
Schwaab S. & S. Co.
1899
Lexicon
Materials
Copper, Gold, Silk
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.11
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of a bar, a ribbon, and a round medallion. The bar is silver plated and molded with the word, "WELCOME". The grosgrain ribbon is striped yellow (center) and blue (edges). The medallion hangs from an eye ring looped through the bottom of the ribbon and shows a bust portrait of Admiral Dewey and the inscription, "ADMIRAL GEO. WL. DEWEY". The back of the medallion shows a masted war ship with two steam chimneys and the label, "DEWEY'S FLAG-SHIP OLYMPIA. 5,800 TONS".
Context
Produced for Dewey Day in Montpelier, Vermont, 1899.
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
circa 1899
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Silk
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Dewey Day
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1955.38
Description
Large commemorative medal. One side of the medal shows a large eagle, a cannon, and two coats of arms with the inscription, "WASHINGTON AMHERST BURGOYNE ALLEN SCHUYLER BROWN PUTNAM KNOX ROGERS CHAMPLAIN MONTCALM" around the edge. The other side shows a man in 18th-century clothing holding a map beside a row of cannons with the inscription "FORT TICONDEROGA BICENTENNIAL 1755-1955" at the top and "MICHEL MARQUIS de CHARTIER de LOTBINIERE" at the bottom.
Context
Produced for the 200th anniversary of the building of Fort Ticonderoga. 100 of these were produced and distributed to people who worked on the celebration.
Acquisition
1955.38
Made or Created
Medallic Art Co.
1955
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Related Place
City
Fort Ticonderoga
State/Province
New York
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1484
Description
Bronze medal with the molded image of a soldier on one side and building on the other.

The front shows a man wearing a fur cap with a tail. He is holding a long-barreled flintlock gun. Behind him is a waving flag with 10 visible stars and the number 7 in the upper corner and stripes over the rest of the flag. The inscription, "VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL" rings the bottom edge.

The back shows a four bay by two bay Georgian-style building surrounded by a wreath. The building is labeled "FAY'S TAVERN AUG 16", and the names, Warner, Stark, Herrick, Fay, Hubbel, Saffort, Belmond, Brush, Allen, Dewitt, Calysha, Clark, Albrid, Dewey, and Robinson wrap around the wreath. The inscription BATTLE OF BENNINGTON 1777-1927" and 14 stars ring the edge.
Context
Made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington.
Acquisition
1958.1
Made or Created
Artist
Keck, Charles
Medallic Art Co.
1927
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
,
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.1a
Description
Round, gold medal hanging from a red-white-and-blue striped ribbon. The top of the ribbon is attached to a spring-backed pin. The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "BENNINGTON D. A. R. DEDICATION OF BRECKENRIDGE MARKER AUGUST 15, 1927". The front of the medal is molded with an image of a Revolutionary War soldier slouching and holding a long gun in one arm. To his right is the inscription, "VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL / IRA ALLEN / HE LED THE FOUNDERS OF THE STATE / 1927". The back of the medal is marked, "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J." The medal is held onto the ribbon with a metal crimp.
Context
Produced for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
1928.1
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Allen, Ira (1751-1814)
,
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1503
Description
Gold-colored metal pin made in two parts. The top part, with the pin attachment, is oval and bears the inscription, "NEW YORK AND VERMONT JOINT CELEBRATION." The larger, bottom part is attached to the top by a short chain and is circular. It contains the bust of a man in 17th-century clothing in the center. The bust portrait is surrounded by two tomahawks, two shields, two boats, and a sheaf of wheat. Below the bust is the inscription, "1609 THE TERCENTENARY OF THE DISCOVER OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN 1909." There are two swastikas beneath the portrait.
Context
Produced for the 300th anniversary of the discovery of Lake Champlain.
Acquisition
1958.1
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1909
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Related Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Tercentenary of the Discovery of Lake Champlain
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3q
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of a bar and medallion. The bar has the inscription, "WE DID REMEMBER THE MAINE". The front of the medallion is molded with the busts of three mustached men in military dress with an eagle in the center. The back of the medallion is molded with an image of a warship and the inscription, "REMEMBER THE MAINE".
Context
Owned by Edward H. Prouty of Underhill, Vermont, who served in the Vermont National Guard during the Spanish-American War
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
circa 1900
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1958.32a-b
Description
Large commemorative medal with aluminum presentation case. One side of the medal shows a man wearing a cuirass and heavy loose coat stepping onto a rock with arms outstretched. The words "CHISTOPHER COLYMBYS OCT XII MCCCCXCII" are to the right. The back is molded with a globe flanked by angels at the top, a sailing ship at the bottom, and torches at the sides with the inscription, "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FOUR HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDING OF COLUMBUS MDCCCXCII MDCCCXCIII TO A. W. GRAY'S SONS". The medal has an aluminum presentation case lined with silk velvet and chased with a closely repeated pattern of floral vines.
Context
Presented to A. W. Gray's Sons of Poultney, Vermont, to commemorate their participation in the 1892 World's Columbian Exposition
Acquisition
1958.32
Made or Created
1892
Lexicon
Dimensions
Case
Materials
Bronze, Aluminum, Silk
Relationships
A. W. Gray & Sons
Related Place
Town
Middletown Springs
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1959.53.12
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of two cast portions connected with eye rings. The top portion shows two swans, each with an outstretched wing, oriented around two curved swords. The right sword says "RUTLAND VT." and the left sword says "LOUISVILLE KY." The second portion is a round medallion framed on the bottom and right with a crescent moon and the word "CAIRO". Filling out the rest of the circle is a scene of two indigenous American men wearing war feathers and paddling a canoe in a body of water. The date 1609 is on the bow of the canoe. A man in 16th-century European clothing is standing on a rock to the left and dramatically pointing to the right with a sword. A head wearing a pharaoh's crown is at the center top above the date 1909.

The medal is attached to a piece of light cardboard that reads, "The scene depicted on this badge represent Samuel de Champlain early in July, 1609, discovering the beautiful body of clear what to which he gave the name ‘Lake Champlain.” This body of water is overlooked by the high and lofty peaks of the Green Mts. of Vermont. The Grand Tercentenary Celebration takes place upon its waters July 1st, 1909. The Charles M. Robbins Co. Attleboro, Mass.”
Context
Made to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's first sighting of Lake Champlain
Acquisition
1959.53
Made or Created
The Charles M. Robbins Co.
1909
Lexicon
Dimensions
Card
Materials
Cardboard, Metal
Relationships
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Related Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Tercentenary of the Discovery of Lake Champlain
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.1l
Description
Round, gold medal hanging from a red-white-and-blue striped ribbon. The top of the ribbon is attached to a spring-backed pin. The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "WINDSOR JULY 8-9, 1927". From the ribbon hangs a round, gold medallion molded with an image of a large, clapboard house and the inscription, "OLD CONSTITUTION HOUSE, WINDSOR, VERMONT / IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION OF VERMONT JULY 8, 1777". The back of the medallion is molded with an image of a walking catamount with the inscription, "1777-1927 VERMONT SESQUI-CENTENNIAL".
Context
Produced for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
1928.1
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1960.132
Description
Small commemorative medal medal with a red, white, and blue striped ribbon tied to the top. One side of the medal is cast with an image of a two-story building with the inscription, "FIRST SCHOOL IN THE UNITED STATES / FOR TRAINING OF TEACHERS". The other side is cast with a tall torch in a laurel wreath between the dates 1823 and 1923. At the center is the inscription, "100th ANNIVERSARY, OF THE FOUNDING OF THE FIRST NORMAL SCHOOL IN AMERICA CONCORD, VERMONT".
Context
In August of 1923, Vermont celebrated the centennial of Samuel Read Hall’s founding of the first “normal” or teacher training school in the United States. It was located in Concord Corners, Vermont. The centennial celebration included a pageant and placement of a marker at the site of the original school building. Educators from throughout New England attended.
Acquisition
1960.132
Made or Created
1923
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Concord
County
Essex County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.1g
Description
Round, gold medal hanging from a red-white-and-blue striped ribbon. The top of the ribbon is attached to a spring-backed pin. The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "VERMONT SESQUI-CENTENNIAL HARTLAND CELEBRATION 1777-1927". The front of the medal is molded with an image of a Revolutionary War soldier slouching and holding a long gun in one arm. To his right is the inscription, "VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL / IRA ALLEN / HE LED THE FOUNDERS OF THE STATE / 1927". The back of the medal is marked, "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J." The medal is held onto the ribbon with a metal crimp.
Context
Produced for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
1928.1
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Allen, Ira (1751-1814)
Related Place
Town
Hartland
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2004.19.1
Description
18-karat gold commemorative medal. One side is molded with a small village nestled within mountains, the word "VERMONT" floating in the sky. The other side is molded with the Vermont logo of the US Bicentennial (VT2) with the inscription "OFFICIAL MEDALLION OF THE VERMONT BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION" around the edge and the dates 1777 1977.
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial
Acquisition
2004.19
Made or Created
Kennedy, Patrick, Willius, Jeffrey, DiLorenzo, Joseph
Medallic Art Co.
1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold, Plexiglass, Glass, Paper
Relationships
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3w
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of a bar in the shape of a warship and a round medallion. The front of medallion has a bust of a man and the inscription, "ADMIRAL GEO. W. DEWEY". The back of the medallion shows a warship with two chimneys and two masts and has the inscription, "DEWEY'S FLAG-SHIP OLYMPIA 5,800 TONS".
Context
Shows Admiral George Dewey of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
circa 1900
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1q
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar is rectangular and has the inscription, "BENNINGTON", on the front and a hinged pin on the back. A red-white-and-blue ribbon is looped through a narrow slot along the bottom of the bar and is printed in gold with an image of a solder and the date "Aug. 18, 1891." Beneath the ribbon hangs a silver medallion with an image of the Bennington Monument and the inscription, "DEDICATION BENNINGTON BATTLE MONUMENT" around the edge and the dates 177 and 1891 flanking the monument. The back of the medallion has the Vermont state seal at the center over two cannons and several flags. The inscription, "CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE ADMISSION OF VERMONT AS A STATE 1791-1891", rings the edge.
Context
Worn to the dedication of the Bennington Battle Monument by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont, during the Vermont Centennial
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1891
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
Related Event
Vermont Centennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.1c
Description
Round, gold medal hanging from a red-white-and-blue striped ribbon. The top of the ribbon is attached to a spring-backed pin. The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "VERMONT S. A. R. DEDICATION OF BAUM MARKER AUGUST 15, 1927". The front of the medal is molded with an image of a Revolutionary War soldier slouching and holding a long gun in one arm. To his right is the inscription, "VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL / IRA ALLEN / HE LED THE FOUNDERS OF THE STATE / 1927". The back of the medal is marked, "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J." The medal is held onto the ribbon with a metal crimp.
Context
Produced for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
1928.1
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Allen, Ira (1751-1814)
Related Place
City
Bennington
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1976.32a-c
Description
Bronze commemorative medal. One side is molded with a small village nestled within mountains, the word "VERMONT" floating in the sky. The other side is molded with the Vermont logo of the US Bicentennial (VT2) with the inscription "OFFICIAL MEDALLION OF THE VERMONT BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION" around the edge and the dates 1777 1977. The medal comes with a small display stand within a custom molded and flocked box.
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial
Acquisition
1976.32
Made or Created
Kennedy, Patrick, Willius, Jeffrey, DiLorenzo, Joseph
Medallic Art Co.
1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3e
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of a bar in the shape of a warship and a round medallion. The front of medallion has a bust of a man and the inscription, "ADMIRAL GEO. W. DEWEY". The back of the medallion shows a warship with two chimneys and two masts and has the inscription, "DEWEY'S FLAG-SHIP OLYMPIA 5,800 TONS".
Context
Shows Admiral George Dewey of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.81
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1975.13.1
Description
Round commemorative medal molded on one side with the inscription, "TOWN OF BRADFOR, VERMONT / SETTLED 1765", around the edge and a scene consisting of a tall building at the side of a river in the center. The places shown within the scene are the Waits River falls, the stone and brick Grist Mill as originally constructed, and the "Old Pine" located on the river bank. The other side is molded with a flying bird over the inscription, "AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL 1778-1978".
Context
Produced for the American Bicentennial celebration.
Acquisition
1975.13
Made or Created
1978
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Bradford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1985.15.4
Description
Commemorative metal consisting of several parts. The outermost layer consists of a pin-backed medal with an eagle and an enameled shield and the inscription, "HONORED GUEST". Hanging from the medal are two bars: the tops says, "GEORGE D. AIKEN", and the bottom says U.S. SENATOR." The next layer consists of a round medal with a rearing elephant in the center and the inscription "MIAMI BEACH / NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONVENTION 1968" around the edge. The medal is hanging from a red, white, and blue striped ribbon. The innermost layer is a length of red, white, and blue ribbon. The medal is accompanied by a notecard explaining that it is a souvenir and will not gain the wearer entry into the convention.
Context
Given to Senator George Aiken, US Senator from Vermont, during the 1968 Republican National Convention
Acquisition
1985.15
Made or Created
1968
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Fabric
Relationships
Aiken, George David (1892-1984)
Commemorative Medal
Interpretative Labels
From Mme. Yve Loizeau, Villeurbanne (Rhone) to a young American combattant the Croix de Guerre with two stars, earned by her husband, Aimé Loizeau, before Verdun in February 1916. With her best wishes [in English]
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.47
Description
Medal hanging from a green and red ribbon. Two metal, five-point stars on the ribbon. The medal has crossed swords, a cross and an insignia with a woman's head and the words "Republique Francaise." On the back are the dates 1914 and 1916. There is no pin to secure the medal to anything.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Metal, Ribbon
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2018.18.5
Description
Bronze medal molded with the Vermont state seal on one side. The seal is surmounted by a drafting compass and the date 1791 is at the center bottom. The inscription, "GRAND LODGE OF VERMONT, F.&A.M. / ANTIQUIOR MONTIBUS EST VERITAS" rings the edge. The other side is molded with the words, "THE 14TH STATE 1791" in the center and "1776 VERMONT 1976 A WAY OF LIFE FOR THOSE WHO CARE" around the edge.
Context
Made to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the American Revolutionary War.
F&AM stands for Free and Accepted Masons.

"Freemasonry, the teachings and practices of the secret fraternal (men-only) order of Free and Accepted Masons, the largest worldwide secret society. Spread by the advance of the British Empire, Freemasonry remains most popular in the British Isles and in other countries originally within the empire. Estimates of the worldwide membership of Freemasonry in the early 21st century ranged from about two million to more than six million.

Freemasonry evolved from the guilds of stonemasons and cathedral builders of the Middle Ages. With the decline of cathedral building, some lodges of operative (working) masons began to accept honorary members to bolster their declining membership. From a few of these lodges developed modern symbolic or speculative Freemasonry, which particularly in the 17th and 18th centuries adopted the rites and trappings of ancient religious orders and of chivalric brotherhoods. In 1717 the first Grand Lodge, an association of lodges, was founded in England."

Source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/order-of-Freemasons
Acquisition
2018.18
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2p
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of a a bar, a ribbon, and a medallion. The bar has decorative scrollwork and the inscription, "SOUVENIR". The ribbon is red with blue and white striped borders. From an eye ring at the bottom of the ribbon hangs a round gold medal with the inscription, "ALTERA MERCES / ADMIRAL DEWEY RECEPTION COMMITTEE WASHINGTON OCTOBER MDCCCXCIX". The other side of the medal has a bust portrait of Admiral George Dewey.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
1954.15
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.1d
Description
Round, gold medal hanging from a red-white-and-blue striped ribbon. The top of the ribbon is attached to a spring-backed pin. The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "BENNINGTON SESQUI-CENTENNIAL AUGUST 16, 1927 SPECIAL SERVICE BADGE". The front of the medal is molded with an image of a Revolutionary War soldier slouching and holding a long gun in one arm. To his right is the inscription, "VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL / IRA ALLEN / HE LED THE FOUNDERS OF THE STATE / 1927". The back of the medal is marked, "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J." The medal is held onto the ribbon with a metal crimp.
Context
Produced for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
1928.1
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Allen, Ira (1751-1814)
Related Place
City
Bennington
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2020.18.4ab
Description
Bronze commemorative medal. One side is molded with a scene of a church in a field with the inscription, "TOWN OF WEATHERSFIELD VERMONT" around the edge. The other side is separated into 6 wedges around a central circle with the inscription, "CHARTERED 1761". Clockwise from top, the wedges show a sheep, a crane pulling granite from a quarry, a spinning wheel, an obelisk, a large 19-bay building, and a covered bridge. The medal is accompanied by a small informational booklet.
Context
Made to commemorate the founding of Weathersfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.18
Made or Created
1976-1977
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Overall
Materials
Metal
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Related Place
Town
Weathersfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1977.20
Description
Silver-toned medal molded on one side with an image of a monument and historical marker and on the other side with the inscription, "TOWN OF HUBBARDTON / REPUBLIC OF VERMONT" around the edge and "GRANTED 1764 / THE ONLY BATTLE OF THE REVOLUTION FOUGHT IN VERMONT" in the center.
Context
Made to commemorate the Battle of Hubbardton
Acquisition
1977.20
Made or Created
1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Pewter
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Hubbardton
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
US Bicentennial Celebration, Battle of Bennington
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1981.1
Description
Commemorative medal consisting of a medal and ribbon. The grosgrain ribbons is half blue and half white, with a pine at the top back. The round medal hangs from the center bottom of the ribbon and is molded with a scene of a European man standing in a canoe. Three men in representational Native American dress kneel or crouch around him. The words, "350TH CHAMPLAIN ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL", ring the edge.
Context
Made to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the first sighting of Lake Champlain by a European.
Acquisition
1981.1
Made or Created
Dieges & Clust
1959
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Ribbon
Relationships
Related Event
350th Champlain Anniversary Festival
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2004.19.2
Description
Gold plated commemorative medal. One side shows the outline of the state of Vermont behind a man in a barn coat carrying buckets away from a tapped maple tree. The inscription, "VERMONT THE GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE" rings the edge. The other side shows a laurel wreath around the edge with a clover flower at the center top. The inscription, "VERMONT ATTAINED STATEHOOD MARCH 4, 1791", in the center and "14TH STATE" at the bottom.
Context
Said to have been made to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Vermont's statehood. No information found as to who had this coin made or when.
Acquisition
2004.19
Made or Created
1991
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold, Metal
Relationships
Related Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1977.50.1
Description
Three commemorative bicentennial medals mounted in a plexiglass case. The medals are three versions of the same medal, differing only in size and material. The design consists of an aerial view of a town center on one side and the Vermont Bicentennial logo on the other side.
Context
The official medal design chosen via contest by the Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition
1977.50
Made or Created
1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Bronze, Plexiglass
Relationships
Related Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2004.19.20
Description
Sterling Silver commemorative medal. One side of the medal is molded with waves across the middle with the inscription, "VERMONT 77 BICENTENNIAL BURLINGTON" above. The other side of the medal is molded with the inscription, "BURLINGTON HARBOR / 1858" around the edge and a scene of ships in water with the Burlington cityscape in the background.
Context
Reportedly made to commemorate the US Bicentennial celebration, but no information was found as to who had the medal produced.
Small note with the medal says Preston's , 2-76, $15, #379, which is perhaps a reference to the medal's cost and the store at which it was sold, Preston's jewelry, once located in downtown Burlington and run by at least three generations of Prestons, Frank, William Sr. and William Jr. and perhaps Sandy, until it closed in 1994.
Acquisition
2004.19
Made or Created
1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
,
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2004.19.21
Description
Bronze commemorative medal. One side of the medal shows a man and woman standing together looking to the right. the woman is holding a small cauldron and the man is holding a hatchet. There are mountains, a sheaf of wheat, and a millstone in the background with the inscription, "MIDDLEBURY . VERMONT SHIRETOWN 1776 1976 NATIONAL BICENTENNIAL." The other side of the medal shows a tall, four-story building with a square central town topped with a cupola. The building is labeled, "THE OLD CHAPEL", and the inscription, "MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE", rings the edge.
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial

Middlebury was chartered in 1761 and settled just after the end of the Revolutionary War. It purportedly got its name because it was between Salisbury on the south and New Haven on the north.

It is home to Middlebury College, which was established in 1800. "Middlebury's original purpose was to train young men from Vermont and neighboring states for the ministry and other learned professions of the early 19th century. The College began modestly, with seven students enrolling in November 1800. These first students were expected "to read, translate, and parse Tully, Virgil, and the Greek Testament, and to write true Latin in prose, and shall have also learned the rules of Vulgar Arithmetic." The entire course of study was taught by the College's founding president, Jeremiah Atwater, who had come to Middlebury from Yale."
Source: http://www.middlebury.edu/about/history
Acquisition
2004.19
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Middlebury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2004.19.22
Description
Bronze commemorative medal. One of the medal is molded with the inscription, "TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD . VERMONT . 1761" around the edge and an image of a man in shorts and v-necked shirt holding a scroll and mallet in front of a field scene. The other side is molded with the inscription, "VALLEY OF PRECISION . U.S.-VERMONT BICENTENNIAL 1776 . 1777", around the edge. The center is separated into three sections: one shows a raised log cabin labeled, "CROWN POINT BLOCKHOUSE 1760"; one shows a small clapboard building labeled, "EUREKA SCHOOLHOUSE 1785-1900"; and one shows a building with a large telescope labeled, "STELLAFANE OBSERVATORY 1923".
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial.
Information about the bicentennial celebration in Vermont is available in a collection of documents in the Vermont Historical Society Library.
"The collection was created and donated by Richard L. Cleveland (1947- ), a representative of the town of Northfield, Vermont, to the Vermont House of Representatives during the 1973-1974 session. Vermont’s U.S. Bicentennial Commission was created by the Legislature and consisted of 18 members. Cleveland was one of four members of the Vermont House appointed to the Commission. In April 1975, he resigned from the Commission and became the manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour the state. The Bandwagon was intended to be made available to all Vermonters; it was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. The Bandwagon contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters. Films were shown from the rear screen, when weather was favorable. "

About Springfield and the other terms on this commemorative coin from https://www.springfieldvt.com/history-c1cul

Springfield, Vermont was chartered August 20, 1761. The town, part of Windsor County, celebrated 250 years in 2011. Springfield history is well known for its development into a mill town. Located along the Black River companies used the power of the falls to power their machines. It is located in the center of what is known as the Precision Valley and was the home of the Vermont Machine tool industry. Springfield played an important role in production of machine tools during World War II. It was for their war efforts that Springfield was placed as the 7th most important bombing target in the country. Springfield has machine shops that are still in operation today.

It is not only for the machine tool history that Springfield is famous. Springfield is home to Vermont’s oldest one room schoolhouse: the Eureka Schoolhouse. This school house was completed in 1790. The school house is still part of our community and is located near Interstate 91 and serves as a Welcome Center for visitors in the summer months. The Springfield Telescope makers, the oldest amateur telescope makers club in the United States, have had their headquarters in Springfield since 1920. Each year they hold an event called Stellafane for telescope makers to gather from around the country. Springfield is also home of Hartness State Airport: the first airport in Vermont. The Hartness State Airport, named for Governor James Hartness of Springfield, is still in operation today offering hangers and runways for privately owned planes. In 1927 Charles Lindbergh, after completing his transatlantic flight, stopped in Springfield as part of his tour around the United States to promote aviation.
Acquisition
2004.19
Made or Created
1977
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Springfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1980.1
Description
Commemorative medal molded with pictorial scenes on both sides. One side shows a church and a factory in front of mountains with the inscription, "BETHEL, VERMONT 1779-1979", around the edge. The other side shows a stag in a field with a jumping trout in the foreground and the inscription, "EAST BETHEL . CHRISTIAN HILL . LUMPUS . LILLIESVILLE . CAMP BROOK . GILEAD".
Context
Produced for the 200th anniversary of the founding of Bethel, Vermont
Acquisition
1980.1
Made or Created
V. H. Blackinton Company, Inc.
Dec 15, 1968
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Bethel
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2c
Description
Large commemorative metal consisting of a bar, a ribbon, and a medallion. The bar is shaped like a banner and left unengraved. The grosgrain ribbon is striped red, white, and blue. The medallion is in the shape of a bust of Admiral Dewey within a laurel wreath with a spread eagle at the bottom.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
1954.15
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1998.32.5
Description
Bronze commemorative medal or token. One side shows a group of buildings, including houses and a church, amid trees with the inscription "CASTLETON, VERMONT / CHARTERED 1761". The other side shows a building with the inscription, "AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL 1776 - 1976" around the edge and "OLD COBBLERS SHOP" at the bottom.
Context
Produced for the American Bicentennial celebration.
Acquisition
1998.32
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Castleton
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1998.32.6
Description
Bronze commemorative medal showing a building with arched windows and a square cupola at the center front. The inscription, "TOWN OF DOVER / 1977 / VERMONT BICENTENNIAL" rings the edge, and the the building is labeled, "DOVER TOWN HALL". The other side is molded with a flying eagle holding a ribbon that says, "EQUALITY JUSTICE LIBERTY", with the inscription, "AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL 1776-1976" in the background.
Context
Produced for the American Bicentennial celebration.
Acquisition
1998.32
Made or Created
1977-1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Dover
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.1e
Description
Round, gold medal hanging from a red-white-and-blue striped ribbon. The top of the ribbon is attached to a spring-backed pin. The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "JOINT SESQUI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION MANCHESTER VERMONT AUGUST 18-20, 1927". The front of the medal is molded with an image of a Revolutionary War soldier slouching and holding a long gun in one arm. To his right is the inscription, "VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL / IRA ALLEN / HE LED THE FOUNDERS OF THE STATE / 1927". The back of the medal is marked, "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J." The medal is held onto the ribbon with a metal crimp.
Context
Produced for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
1928.1
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Allen, Ira (1751-1814)
Related Place
Town
Manchester
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.219
Description
One side of this commemorative coin says "Vivre Libres" on the side, has a relief of a person in a chair with a book and a line-up of people before the seated individual. Underneath is the date, July 14, 1790.
On the rim on the other side are the words "Monneron Freres" and then "Ne..." The rest is worn off. At the bottom is the date "1792." There are words in the center of the coin but they are difficult to decipher.
The card with the coin is from Madame Ernest Damoy of Paris.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Metal
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.6
Description
Sterling silver commemorative medal. One side is molded with the inscription, "BARNARD, VERMONT BICENTENNIAL 1775-1975" around the edge and a catamount walking on a rock toward a tree. The other side is molded with the inscription, "VERMONT INDEPENDENCE 1777-1977 AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1776-1976" around the edge and the map outline of Vermont with a house near the center alongside a setting sun and a diamond-shaped fort with the label, "FORT DEFIANCE".
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial as well the bicentennial of the founding of Barnard, Vermont.
Information about the bicentennial celebration in Vermont is available in a collection of documents in the Vermont Historical Society Library.
"The collection was created and donated by Richard L. Cleveland (1947- ), a representative of the town of Northfield, Vermont, to the Vermont House of Representatives during the 1973-1974 session. Vermont’s U.S. Bicentennial Commission was created by the Legislature and consisted of 18 members. Cleveland was one of four members of the Vermont House appointed to the Commission. In April 1975, he resigned from the Commission and became the manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour the state. The Bandwagon was intended to be made available to all Vermonters; it was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. The Bandwagon contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters. Films were shown from the rear screen, when weather was favorable. "
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1975-1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Barnard
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.7
Description
Sterling silver commemorative medal. The medal is molded on one side with the inscription, "BARRE / 200 YEARS / VERMONT / AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL / 1976" around the edge and images of a church and a crane lifting a large granite block in the center. The other side is molded with the inscription, "BARRE CITY * BARRE TOWN / 1776 . 1976" around the edge and an outline of the map of Vermont with a star in the middle and the inscription, "TODAY IS HISTORY TOMORROW/ CHARTERED BARRE IN 1780" in the center. The edge of the medal is etched, "Ster 122".
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial.
Information about the bicentennial celebration in Vermont is available in a collection of documents in the Vermont Historical Society Library.
"The collection was created and donated by Richard L. Cleveland (1947- ), a representative of the town of Northfield, Vermont, to the Vermont House of Representatives during the 1973-1974 session. Vermont’s U.S. Bicentennial Commission was created by the Legislature and consisted of 18 members. Cleveland was one of four members of the Vermont House appointed to the Commission. In April 1975, he resigned from the Commission and became the manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour the state. The Bandwagon was intended to be made available to all Vermonters; it was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. The Bandwagon contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters. Films were shown from the rear screen, when weather was favorable. "
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Related Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.8
Description
Sterling silver commemorative medal. One side is molded with the inscription, "1777 BENNINGTON BICENTENNIAL 1977 / THE OLD FIRST CURCH" around the edge and an image of a church. The other side is molded with the inscription, "BENNINGTON / VERMONT" around the edge and the image of a setting sun behind the Bennington Monument.
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial.
Information about the bicentennial celebration in Vermont is available in a collection of documents in the Vermont Historical Society Library.
"The collection was created and donated by Richard L. Cleveland (1947- ), a representative of the town of Northfield, Vermont, to the Vermont House of Representatives during the 1973-1974 session. Vermont’s U.S. Bicentennial Commission was created by the Legislature and consisted of 18 members. Cleveland was one of four members of the Vermont House appointed to the Commission. In April 1975, he resigned from the Commission and became the manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour the state. The Bandwagon was intended to be made available to all Vermonters; it was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. The Bandwagon contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters. Films were shown from the rear screen, when weather was favorable. "
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1977
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Related Place
City
Bennington
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.9
Description
Sterling silver commemorative medal. The medal is molded on one side with the inscription "Benson . Vermont . 1776 . 1976 ." around the edge and the logo for the US Bicentennial celebration in the center. The other side is molded with a rectangular map showing rivers and trails with a 6-pointed star in the center. The medal is encased in a round plastic disk. The edge is etched, "Ster 83".
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial.
Information about the bicentennial celebration in Vermont is available in a collection of documents in the Vermont Historical Society Library.
"The collection was created and donated by Richard L. Cleveland (1947- ), a representative of the town of Northfield, Vermont, to the Vermont House of Representatives during the 1973-1974 session. Vermont’s U.S. Bicentennial Commission was created by the Legislature and consisted of 18 members. Cleveland was one of four members of the Vermont House appointed to the Commission. In April 1975, he resigned from the Commission and became the manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour the state. The Bandwagon was intended to be made available to all Vermonters; it was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. The Bandwagon contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters. Films were shown from the rear screen, when weather was favorable. "
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Benson
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.10
Description
Commemorative medal molded with pictorial scenes on both sides. One side shows a church and a factory in front of mountains with the inscription, "BETHEL, VERMONT 1779-1979", around the edge. The other side shows a stag in a field with a jumping trout in the foreground and the inscription, "EAST BETHEL . CHRISTIAN HILL . LUMPUS . LILLIESVILLE . CAMP BROOK . GILEAD".
Context
Produced for the 200th anniversary of the founding of Bethel, Vermont.

Here is an account of the founding of Bethel from https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Bethel,_Windsor_County,_Vermont_Genealogy

"On December 29, 1777, an association was formed at Hanover, New Hampshire for the purpose of making a "settlement on White River and its branches," and in March, 1778, they petitioned the legislature of Vermont for the grant of a township to be called Bethel. This petition met with success and a grant was made on March 18, 1778 and the township charter was issued on December 23, 1779.

The town received its name based on the story of Jacob in the book of Genesis 28:11-22. The group of original settlers camped at the mouth of the Gilead River and used stones for pillows. They recounted the story of Jacob who also used stones as pillows and decided to name the town Bethel as Jacob did in the book of Genesis."
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1979
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Bethel
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.11
Description
Round commemorative medal molded on one side with the inscription, "TOWN OF BRADFOR, VERMONT / SETTLED 1765", around the edge and a scene consisting of a tall building at the side of a river in the center. The places shown within the scene are the Waits River falls, the stone and brick Grist Mill as originally constructed, and the "Old Pine" located on the river bank. The other side is molded with a flying bird over the inscription, "AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL 1778-1978".
Context
Made to commemorative the US Bicentennial.
Information about the bicentennial celebration in Vermont is available in a collection of documents in the Vermont Historical Society Library.
"The collection was created and donated by Richard L. Cleveland (1947- ), a representative of the town of Northfield, Vermont, to the Vermont House of Representatives during the 1973-1974 session. Vermont’s U.S. Bicentennial Commission was created by the Legislature and consisted of 18 members. Cleveland was one of four members of the Vermont House appointed to the Commission. In April 1975, he resigned from the Commission and became the manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour the state. The Bandwagon was intended to be made available to all Vermonters; it was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. The Bandwagon contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters. Films were shown from the rear screen, when weather was favorable. "
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1976
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Bradford
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.12
Description
Sterling Silver commemorative medal. One side of the medal is molded with waves across the middle with the inscription, "VERMONT 77 BICENTENNIAL BURLINGTON" above. The other side of the medal is molded with the inscription, "BURLINGTON HARBOR / 1858" around the edge and a scene of ships in water with the Burlington cityscape in the background.
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial.
Information about the bicentennial celebration in Vermont is available in a collection of documents in the Vermont Historical Society Library.
"The collection was created and donated by Richard L. Cleveland (1947- ), a representative of the town of Northfield, Vermont, to the Vermont House of Representatives during the 1973-1974 session. Vermont’s U.S. Bicentennial Commission was created by the Legislature and consisted of 18 members. Cleveland was one of four members of the Vermont House appointed to the Commission. In April 1975, he resigned from the Commission and became the manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour the state. The Bandwagon was intended to be made available to all Vermonters; it was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. The Bandwagon contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters. Films were shown from the rear screen, when weather was favorable. "
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1977
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Silver
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City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
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2000.12.13
Description
Silver-toned commemorative medal. One side shows a group of buildings, including houses and a church, amid trees with the inscription "CASTLETON, VERMONT / CHARTERED 1761". The other side shows a building with the inscription, "AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL 1776 - 1976" around the edge and "OLD COBBLERS SHOP" at the bottom.
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial.
Information about the bicentennial celebration in Vermont is available in a collection of documents in the Vermont Historical Society Library.
"The collection was created and donated by Richard L. Cleveland (1947- ), a representative of the town of Northfield, Vermont, to the Vermont House of Representatives during the 1973-1974 session. Vermont’s U.S. Bicentennial Commission was created by the Legislature and consisted of 18 members. Cleveland was one of four members of the Vermont House appointed to the Commission. In April 1975, he resigned from the Commission and became the manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour the state. The Bandwagon was intended to be made available to all Vermonters; it was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. The Bandwagon contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters. Films were shown from the rear screen, when weather was favorable. "
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1976
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Town
Castleton
County
Rutland County
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Vermont
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United States of America
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Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.14
Description
Sterling silver commemorative medal showing a building with arched windows and a square cupola at the center front. The inscription, "TOWN OF DOVER / 1977 / VERMONT BICENTENNIAL" rings the edge, and the the building is labeled, "DOVER TOWN HALL". The other side is molded with a flying eagle holding a ribbon that says, "EQUALITY JUSTICE LIBERTY", with the inscription, "AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL 1776-1976" in the background. The edge is etched "Ster 50".
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial.
Information about the bicentennial celebration in Vermont is available in a collection of documents in the Vermont Historical Society Library.
"The collection was created and donated by Richard L. Cleveland (1947- ), a representative of the town of Northfield, Vermont, to the Vermont House of Representatives during the 1973-1974 session. Vermont’s U.S. Bicentennial Commission was created by the Legislature and consisted of 18 members. Cleveland was one of four members of the Vermont House appointed to the Commission. In April 1975, he resigned from the Commission and became the manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour the state. The Bandwagon was intended to be made available to all Vermonters; it was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. The Bandwagon contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters. Films were shown from the rear screen, when weather was favorable. "
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1977
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Materials
Silver
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Town
Dover
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
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Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.15
Description
Silver-toned medal molded on one side with an image of a monument and historical marker and on the other side with the inscription, "TOWN OF HUBBARDTON / REPUBLIC OF VERMONT" around the edge and "GRANTED 1764 / THE ONLY BATTLE OF THE REVOLUTION FOUGHT IN VERMONT" in the center.
Context
Made to commemorate the Battle of Hubbardton.

From the Hubbardton Historcal Society website: http://www.hubbardton.net/battleoverview.html

"One of the most successful rear guard actions in American history, the Battle of Hubbardton was the only Revolutionary War battle fought entirely in Vermont. During the early morning hours of July 7, 1777, British General John Burgoyne's army met the resistance and bravery of Americans for the first time in the Battle of Hubbardton. A massive British invasion from Canada chased the Continental Army from Mount Independence south to Hubbardton.

The British strategy was to continue to New York and divide New England from the rest of the colonies. The advancing British were seasoned Regulars. The Green Mountain Boys stayed behind to slow down the Redcoats so that the main force could retreat. On a grassy hill, the scrappy New Englanders made their stand. While the British held the field and technically won the battle, their losses were so heavy that they gave up chasing the Americans to tend to their casualties.

The Battle of Hubbardton marked the beginning of the end for Burgoyne and his great plan. On August 16 he suffered a stunning blow at the Battle of Bennington. Soon after Burgoyne wrote about the people of Vermont as "the most active and most rebellious race on the continent" and that they were hanging "like a gathering storm" on his left.

On October 17, 1777, after the battles of Saratoga, he surrendered with his entire Army."
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1977
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Hubbardton
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
Continent
US Bicentennial Celebration, Battle of Bennington
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.16
Description
Sterling silver commemorative medal. One side shows a steepled church with trees and a hill in the background. The inscription, "TOWN OF LUDLOW, VERMONT CHARTERED 1761" rings the edge. The reverse is divided into four sections showing a weather vane in the shape of a sheep in the upper left; a train crossing an elevated bridge in the upper right; soldiers pulling a cannon in the lower left; and a sign for the Crown Point Road in the lower right. The edge is etched, "Ster 121".
Context
Made to commemorate the chartering of Ludlow, Vermont.

Brief history from https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Ludlow,_Windsor_County,_Vermont_Genealogy

"The town of Ludlow was chartered by New Hampshire on September 16, 1761. Settlement of the town did not begin until 1783-84.

Ludlow Woolen Mills is a prominent feature of the Ludlow and its history. The mill was first built for woolen manufacture in 1834. By 1885 it was known as the "Ludlow Woolen Company" and included sections for spinning, carding, weaving, dressing, finishing and dyeing wool.

Black River Academy was chartered in Ludlow in 1835 and operated as a school, serving as the Town of Ludlow's public high school until 1938, when a new school was built. It now houses the Black River Academy Museum and Historical Society, a museum of local history."
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1977
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Silver
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Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
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Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.17
Description
Sterling silver commemorative medal. One side of the medal shows a man and woman standing together looking to the right. the woman is holding a small cauldron and the man is holding a hatchet. There are mountains, a sheaf of wheat, and a millstone in the background with the inscription, "MIDDLEBURY . VERMONT SHIRETOWN 1776 1976 NATIONAL BICENTENNIAL." The other side of the medal shows a tall, four-story building with a square central town topped with a cupola. The building is labeled, "THE OLD CHAPEL", and the inscription, "MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE", rings the edge.
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial
Middlebury was chartered in 1761 and settled just after the end of the Revolutionary War. It purportedly got its name because it was between Salisbury on the south and New Haven on the north.

It is home to Middlebury College, which was established in 1800. "Middlebury's original purpose was to train young men from Vermont and neighboring states for the ministry and other learned professions of the early 19th century. The College began modestly, with seven students enrolling in November 1800. These first students were expected "to read, translate, and parse Tully, Virgil, and the Greek Testament, and to write true Latin in prose, and shall have also learned the rules of Vulgar Arithmetic." The entire course of study was taught by the College's founding president, Jeremiah Atwater, who had come to Middlebury from Yale."
Source: http://www.middlebury.edu/about/history
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1976
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Silver
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Town
Middlebury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
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Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.18
Description
Sterling silver commemorative medal. One side of the medal is molded with the inscription, "TOWN OF NEWFANE, VERMONT 1774-1974 BICENTENNIAL", and the image of a large, neoclassical building with four pillars and a bell tower. The building is labeled, "WINDHAM COUNTY SEAT". The other side shows a covered bridge and the inscription, "SOUTH NEWFANE WILLIAMSVILLE".
Context
Made to commemorate the bicentennial of the foundingof the town of Newfane, Vermont.
From Wikipedia, some historical information about Newfane. The history below doesn't include that the town organized in 1774, which was the reason for the celebratory medal in 1974.

"One of the New Hampshire grants, the town was chartered on June 19, 1753, by Governor Benning Wentworth, who named it Fane after John Fane, the 7th Earl of Westmoreland. But hostilities during the French and Indian War prevented its settlement. Because a first town meeting was not held within the required five years, the charter was deemed null and void. So Wentworth issued an entirely new charter on November 3, 1761, as New Fane. The town was settled in 1766 by families from Worcester County, Massachusetts. Newfane became the shire town of the county before 1812. A village was built atop Newfane Hill, including the county buildings. But because of winter travel difficulties, it was relocated to the flatland below in 1825, until 1882 called Fayetteville after the Marquis de Lafayette.

The town has a diversified terrain, with both high hills and deep valleys. Farmers found good soil for cultivation on the intervales, and for grazing livestock on the uplands. Various streams provided water power for mills, and by 1859 industries included manufacturers of both leather and linseed oil, two flour mills, two lumber mills, and a large carriage factory. As a result, Newfane became prosperous during the 19th century, when it built the Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian architecture that today makes it a tourist destination."
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1974
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Silver
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Town
Newfane
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.19
Description
Bronze commemorative medal. One side of the medal is molded with the inscription, "READING . VERMONT . HISTORICAL . SOCIETY" with an image of an acorn on four oak leaves and the date 1761. The other side is separated into three wedges. One shows a church with the label, "OLD STONE CHURCH"; one shows a stand-alone chimney with three people and the label, "STONE CHIMNEY"; and one shows a four-bay building amid trees with the label, "GRIST MILL."
Context
Produced by the Reading Historical Society or Reading, Vermont.
Here is an early history of Reading by Hazel King that was found at https://readingvt.govoffice.com/index.asp?SEC=5CEFB669-4760-46BC-91E8-45E440971C31


"The Town of Reading was created, as were many other Vermont towns, by what is known as the New Hampshire Grants, chartered by King George III for the stated purpose of "encouragement of settling a new plantation within the (King's) Province." Reading's Charter was dated July 6, 1761. New York also claimed VT. and issued confirming patents.

The Governor of New Hampshire, Benning Wentworth, and the other men who signed the charter (sixty-two for Reading) became the owners or proprietors of the town. There is no consideration (payment) stated in the charter, but these men were charged with the responsibility of getting the towns settled in order to produce income for the King. There were conditions and reservations stated in the charter that would cause that to happen.

The conditions of continuing ownership by the landowners or heirs or assigns required the owners/proprietors to plant and cultivate five acres of land for every fifty acres contained in his or their share and to continue to improve and settle the same by additional cultivation on penalty of the forfeiter of the grant.

The second condition was that the settlers were not allowed to fell any Pine tree that was suitable for masting the Royal Navy. Unless the settler obtained special license to do that, the penalty was forfeiture of the right to their grant.

The third condition was setting aside a tract of land near the center for the formation of town lots (a center).

The fourth condition was that each land owner had to pay to the King, his heirs or successors for ten years one ear of Indian corn on the 25th day of December annually if lawfully demanded.

One ear of corn does not sound like very much, but Reading was only one town, and VT was only one state. Reading's 62 settlers in 1761 conservatively multiplied by over two hundred other towns with proprietors in each, added to all of the towns in other state would represent a shipload of corn each year for the King.

Additionally, after ten years each owner was required to pay on the 25th of December one shilling proclamation money for every 100 acres he owned. So the Charters set up a continuing stream of money for the King from his new "plantation".... but that was 1761. These terms became unenforceable as on March 4, 1791 VT became the 14th State in the United States and the States ultimately achieved their independence from England.

August 2015"
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1977
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Overall
Materials
Bronze
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Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.20
Description
Sterling silver commemorative medal. One side shows an obelisk monument toped with an eagle set amid rolling hills and trees with the inscription, "ROCHESTER VERMONT". The other side shows a flying eagle holding a ribbon that says, "EQUALITY JUSTICE LIBERTY" in front of the inscription, "AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL 1776-1976".
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial.
Information about the bicentennial celebration in Vermont is available in a collection of documents in the Vermont Historical Society Library.
"The collection was created and donated by Richard L. Cleveland (1947- ), a representative of the town of Northfield, Vermont, to the Vermont House of Representatives during the 1973-1974 session. Vermont’s U.S. Bicentennial Commission was created by the Legislature and consisted of 18 members. Cleveland was one of four members of the Vermont House appointed to the Commission. In April 1975, he resigned from the Commission and became the manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour the state. The Bandwagon was intended to be made available to all Vermonters; it was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. The Bandwagon contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters. Films were shown from the rear screen, when weather was favorable. "
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1976
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Materials
Silver
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Town
Rochester
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.21
Description
Bronze commemorative medal. One side of the medal shows a small house with a flagpole and headstone outside. The inscription, "ROXBURY, VERMONT" rings the top edge and the logo for Vermont's US Bicentennial commission ("VT2") is at the bottom. The other side shows a flying eagle holding a ribbon that says, "EQUALITY JUSTICE LIBERTY" in front of the inscription, "AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL 1776-1976".
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial.
Information about the bicentennial celebration in Vermont is available in a collection of documents in the Vermont Historical Society Library.
"The collection was created and donated by Richard L. Cleveland (1947- ), a representative of the town of Northfield, Vermont, to the Vermont House of Representatives during the 1973-1974 session. Vermont’s U.S. Bicentennial Commission was created by the Legislature and consisted of 18 members. Cleveland was one of four members of the Vermont House appointed to the Commission. In April 1975, he resigned from the Commission and became the manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour the state. The Bandwagon was intended to be made available to all Vermonters; it was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. The Bandwagon contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters. Films were shown from the rear screen, when weather was favorable. "
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
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Related Place
Town
Roxbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.22
Description
Sterling silver commemorative medal. One of the medal is molded with the inscription, "TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD . VERMONT . 1761" around the edge and an image of a man in shorts and v-necked shirt holding a scroll and mallet in front of a field scene. The other side is molded with the inscription, "VALLEY OF PRECISION . U.S.-VERMONT BICENTENNIAL 1776 . 1777", around the edge. The center is separated into three sections: one shows a raised log cabin labeled, "CROWN POINT BLOCKHOUSE 1760"; one shows a small clapboard building labeled, "EUREKA SCHOOLHOUSE 1785-1900"; and one shows a building with a large telescope labeled, "STELLAFANE OBSERVATORY 1923".
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial
About Springfield and the other terms on this commemorative coin from https://www.springfieldvt.com/history-c1cul

Springfield, Vermont was chartered August 20, 1761. The town, part of Windsor County, celebrated 250 years in 2011. Springfield history is well known for its development into a mill town. Located along the Black River companies used the power of the falls to power their machines. It is located in the center of what is known as the Precision Valley and was the home of the Vermont Machine tool industry. Springfield played an important role in production of machine tools during World War II. It was for their war efforts that Springfield was placed as the 7th most important bombing target in the country. Springfield has machine shops that are still in operation today.

It is not only for the machine tool history that Springfield is famous. Springfield is home to Vermont’s oldest one room schoolhouse: the Eureka Schoolhouse. This school house was completed in 1790. The school house is still part of our community and is located near Interstate 91 and serves as a Welcome Center for visitors in the summer months. The Springfield Telescope makers, the oldest amateur telescope makers club in the United States, have had their headquarters in Springfield since 1920. Each year they hold an event called Stellafane for telescope makers to gather from around the country. Springfield is also home of Hartness State Airport: the first airport in Vermont. The Hartness State Airport, named for Governor James Hartness of Springfield, is still in operation today offering hangers and runways for privately owned planes. In 1927 Charles Lindbergh, after completing his transatlantic flight, stopped in Springfield as part of his tour around the United States to promote aviation.
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1977
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Silver
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Town
Springfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.1b
Description
Round, gold medal hanging from a red-white-and-blue striped ribbon. The top of the ribbon is attached to a spring-backed pin. The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "BENNINGTON SESQUI-CENTENNIAL AUGUST 16, 1927 S. A. R. DEDICATION OF SETH WARNER MARKER". The front of the medal is molded with an image of a Revolutionary War soldier slouching and holding a long gun in one arm. To his right is the inscription, "VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL / IRA ALLEN / HE LED THE FOUNDERS OF THE STATE / 1927". The back of the medal is marked, "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J." The medal is held onto the ribbon with a metal crimp.
Context
Produced for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
1928.1
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Allen, Ira (1751-1814)
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City
Bennington
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.24
Description
Sterling silver commemorative medal. One side shows a scene of several buildings around a road at the base of a mountain. The inscription, "WILMINGTON, VERMONT NATIONAL BICENTENNIAL CHARTERED 1751 1776-1976", rings the edge. The other side is separated into three wedges: one shows a church labeled, "BAPTIST CHURCH 1839"; one shoes a two-story building with an overhanging roof labeled, "TOWN HALL 1879"; and one shows a two-story clapboard building labeled, "MEMORIAL HALL 1902".
Context
Made to commemorate the US Bicentennial,.
Information about the bicentennial celebration in Vermont is available in a collection of documents in the Vermont Historical Society Library.
"The collection was created and donated by Richard L. Cleveland (1947- ), a representative of the town of Northfield, Vermont, to the Vermont House of Representatives during the 1973-1974 session. Vermont’s U.S. Bicentennial Commission was created by the Legislature and consisted of 18 members. Cleveland was one of four members of the Vermont House appointed to the Commission. In April 1975, he resigned from the Commission and became the manager of the Bicentennial Bandwagon, a recreational vehicle donated by the Ethan Allen Furniture Company to tour the state. The Bandwagon was intended to be made available to all Vermonters; it was driven all over the state to local celebrations, county fairs, and schools. The Bandwagon contained exhibits, print material, and portable office quarters. Films were shown from the rear screen, when weather was favorable. "
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1976
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Overall
Materials
Silver
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Related Place
Town
Wilmington
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.23
Description
Sterling Silver commemorative medal. One side is molded with a scene of a church in a field with the inscription, "TOWN OF WEATHERSFIELD VERMONT" around the edge. The other side is separated into 6 wedges around a central circle with the inscription, "CHARTERED 1761". Clockwise from top, the wedges show a sheep, a crane pulling granite from a quarry, a spinning wheel, an obelisk, a large 19-bay building, and a covered bridge. The edge is etched, "Ster 140".
Context
Made to commemorate the founding of Weathersfield, Vermont.

About the town from https://vermonthistory.org/william-jarvis-and-the-merino-sheep-craze
"Weathersfield was first settled as a New Hampshire grant on August 20, 1761. The name Weathersfield originates from Wethersfield in Essex, England, where the name originally referred to a field associated with a wether (a castrated ram). Wethers were often trained to lead a flock of ewes to and from pasture. Vermonters inserted an "a" into the town name, losing its old pastoral meaning. Coincidentally, Weathersfield would become known for its sheep that made it one of the most prosperous towns in the state in the early 19th century."
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1976-1977
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Overall
Materials
Silver
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Related Place
Town
Weathersfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2000.12.25
Description
Sterling silver commemorative medal. One side of the medal shows a man in an apron operating a printing press with the inscription, "WINSOR BICENTENNIAL / BIRTHPLACE OF VERMONT / STEPHEN DAYE PRESS / 1777-1977" and 14 stars around the edge. The other side shows a broken chain with the inscription, "FIRST CONSTITUTION PROHIBITING SLAVERY". The edge is etched, "Ster 39".
Context
Made to commemorate the bicentennial of the chartering of Windsor, Vermont.

About Windsor from http://www.windsorvt.org/history

"Windsor chartered as a town in 1761 has played many important roles in both our state and country's history. In 1777, the signers of the Constitution of the Vermont Republic met at Old Constitution House, a tavern at the time, to declare independence from the British Empire. The Vermont Republic would not become a state until 1791. In 1820, it was the state's largest town, a thriving center for trade and agriculture.

The tools and the methods which made mass production possible were pioneered at the Robbins & Lawrence Armory, that today houses the American Precision Museum. Ingenious mechanics here in the 1840s created a center of innovation, doing some of the best, high-tech work of the day. They were among the first to export goods across to Europe and helped forged an industrial America."

A detailed story of the controversy about the Stephen Daye press can be read at the link below. The press commemorated on this coin has since been found not to be the Stephen Daye press.

https://www.timesargus.com/news/dresden-press-a-controversial-relic-of-our-past/article_477916ac-d30e-5851-aecc-ad0ca0084cfa.html

Here is the introduction of that article:
"It was a wonderful story. America?s first printing press, used to publish the ?Freeman?s Oath? in 1639, was, centuries later, rescued from an old barn in Windsor. The famous Bay Psalm Book, known as the first book printed in the colonies, was printed on it in 1640, and it has been asserted that the first Indian Bible was printed on the press sometime after that.

Legend had it that the press had been built in England by Stephen Daye to satisfy a debt to Rev. Jose Glover for passage to the Massachusetts Bay Colony for Daye and his family. When Daye arrived with the press in 1638 he assembled the components in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the first printing press in the colonies. With this storied lineage the famous press made its way to Vermont where it was used to publish the first official documents of the republic and 14th state. Eventually it was employed to print Vermont?s first newspaper and then retired to gather dust, debris and cobwebs in Preston Merrifield?s Windsor barn.

It is a wonderful story except that it is not true. It took over 300 years, but eventually a one-time librarian at Montpelier?s Kellogg-Hubbard Library discovered the truth."
Acquisition
2000.12
Made or Created
1977
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Peck, Louis Provost (1918-2008)
Related Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1941.5.2
Description
Gold token with a bust of a man on one side, and an inscription on the other. The front has a bust of Thomas Chittenden. The words, "THOMAS CHITTENDEN FIRST GOVERNOR OF VERMONT" ring the edge. The back has inscription, "SESQUICENTENNIAL OF THE STATEHOOD OF VERMONT 1791 1941" with the state seal of Vermont at the center bottom.
Context
Issued by the Montpelier Baseball Association and distributed for the Citizens Sesquicentennial Committee of Vermont.
Acquisition
1941.5
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1941
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Overall
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Metal
Relationships
Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797)
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City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.1f
Description
Round, gold medal hanging from a red-white-and-blue striped ribbon. The top of the ribbon is attached to a spring-backed pin. The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "DEDICATION OF FIRST SCHOOL-HOUSE MARKER BENNINGTON, VERMONT AUGUST 15, 1927". The front of the medal is molded with an image of a Revolutionary War soldier slouching and holding a long gun in one arm. To his right is the inscription, "VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL / IRA ALLEN / HE LED THE FOUNDERS OF THE STATE / 1927". The back of the medal is marked, "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J." The medal is held onto the ribbon with a metal crimp.
Context
Produced for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
1928.1
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Allen, Ira (1751-1814)
Related Place
City
Bennington
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2020.18.5
Description
Black coin bearing the inscription, "WILMINGTON VERMONT" over a mountain and silhouette of the state borders on the face, and "OLD HOMES WEEK 1890-1990" on the reverse.
Context
Commemorates Old Homes Week, Wilmington, VT
Acquisition
2020.18
Made or Created
1990
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Wilmington
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.153ab
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar is labeled, "GUEST", and has a hinged pin on the back. The green satin-woven silk ribbon is printed in gold with, "VERMONT ELECTRICAL ASSOCIATION". The round medallion is inscribed, "DAVENPORT DAY / BRANDON, VT. SEPT. 28 1910" around the edge and "COMMEMORATING THE INVENTION OF THE ELECTRIC MOTOR" in the center. The back of the medallion is molded with the inscription, "TABLET ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THOMAS DAVENPORT THE INVENTOR OF THE ELECTRIC MOTOR BY THE ALLIED ELECTRICAL ASSOCIATIONS IN AMERICA AND PRESENTED TO THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEPTEMBER 29, 1910".
Context
Worn to the dedication ceremony of a plaque honoring Thomas Davenport and his invention of an electric motor. Suggest deaccessioning based on condition.
Acquisition
1960.153
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1910
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Davenport, Thomas (1802-1851), Vermont Electrical Association
Related Place
Village
Forestdale
Town
Brandon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1961.29
Description
Commemorative ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar is molded with the word, "GUEST". The grosgrain ribbon is striped red, white, and blue, and looped through a wire at the back of the bar. The front of the medallion shows a bust of a man wearing military clothing with large epaulets and the inscription, "DEO NOBIS MAGNAM VICTORIAM DARE PLACUIT" ("God has given us victory and decided"). The back of the medallion has the inscription, "MACDONOUGH CENTENNIAL VERGENNES, VERMONT. SEPTEMBER 6-9, 1914".
Context
Worn to the centennial celebration of the Battle of Plattsburgh. Shipwrights in Vergennes were instrumental in building the American ships utilized in the battle.
Acquisition
1961.29
Made or Created
1914
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Macdonough, Thomas, Jr. (1783-1825)
Related Place
City
Vergennes
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
War of 1812
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1961.32.1
Description
Commemorative ribbon consisting of a double bar, a ribbon, and a medallion. The bars are both rectangular, with one hanging below the other by two eye rings. The top bar says, "NEW YORK", and the bottom bar says, "GVEST". The red grosgrain ribbon is looped through a wire at the back of the top bar, and a round medallion hangs from the bottom of the ribbon. The front of the medallion is molded with a bust of a man with long hand and a wide falling collar and the inscription, "1609 1909 Champlain". The back of the medallion is molded with an image of three men in 17th-century armor standing in a canoe with the inscription, "THE TERCENTENARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN".
Context
Worn by a New York participant in the celebration of the 300th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's fist sighting of Lake Champlain
Acquisition
1961.32
Made or Created
1909
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Related Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Tercentenary of the Discovery of Lake Champlain
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.3d
Description
Commemorative ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar is topped with a flying eagle and says, "SOUVENIR". The pink satin-woven ribbon is printed with the inscription, "Co. M 1st REGIMENT INFANTRY V. N. G. / STATE CAMP / AUG 5-6, 1901". The medallion is in the shape of a cross pattee with a gold disk at the center, molded and enameled to show a man in a military camp. The back of the disk is engraved with the full text of the Lord's Prayer.
Context
Worn by Edward Prouty of Underhill, Vermont, to the 1901 state-wide encampment of the Vermont National Guard
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
Schwaab S. & S. Co.
1901
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Vermont National Guard
Confederate Note
Name/Title
Confederate Note
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.220
Description
A $100 Confederate bill that appears to be authentic. The bill is very worn. According to information at the Gettysburg Museum of History website, the $100 Confederate bill features "Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens (June 11, 1832 – August 8, 1899) who was a 19th-century Confederate socialite of Tennessee and Texas, known during and after her lifetime as the “Queen of the Confederacy”. Described as “beautiful, brilliant, and captivating” by her male contemporaries, she helped shape the stereotype of the “Southern belle.” Born into a planter’s family, she moved with them to Marshall, Texas, the seat of Hamilton County, at age 16.."

The bill was accompanied by M. Mignat of Paris written in French.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Confederate Note
Name/Title
Confederate Note
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.221
Description
A $100 Confederate bill that appears to be authentic. According to information at the Gettysburg Museum of History website, the $100 Confederate bill features "Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens (June 11, 1832 – August 8, 1899) who was a 19th-century Confederate socialite of Tennessee and Texas, known during and after her lifetime as the “Queen of the Confederacy”. Described as “beautiful, brilliant, and captivating” by her male contemporaries, she helped shape the stereotype of the “Southern belle.” Born into a planter’s family, she moved with them to Marshall, Texas, the seat of Hamilton County, at age 16.."

A slip of paper with the words "Billets datants de la Guerre de Secession - 1864" is with this bill.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Indented Treasurer's Certificate
Name/Title
Indented Treasurer's Certificate
Entry/Object ID
1991.48.9
Description
Rectangular paper money issued by the State of Vermont. The bill consists of a white rectangle of paper with cut edges on the top and bottom and torn edges of the two sides; the right is torn straight, but the left is torn quite roughly in a wavy pattern. It is printed with a decorative floral border and the printed inscription, "No. [694] STATE OF VERMONT, TREASURER'S OFFICE, Sunderland, [Sept. 17th, 1785] THIS ORDER will be received into the treafury for the fum of [Fortysix Pounds 10/3 ====] of either the collectors of a tax, granted by the legiflature at the feffion in Bennington, in March, 1784, of two pence on the pound. [£46..10..3] Witnefs, [I. Allen] Treafurer." with the bracketed text handwritten in ink.
Context
Issued by the State of Vermont for paying soldiers on credit during and shortly following the Revolutionary War. The certificates were redeemed by matching the the wavy-torn side of the certificate to the corresponding torn stub, kept by the State.
Acquisition
1991.48
Made or Created
1785
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Allen, Ira (1751-1814)
Related Event
American Revolutionary War
Membership Badge
Name/Title
Membership Badge
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2d
Description
Gold membership medal consisting of a bar and medallion. The bar is decorated with scrollwork and has the inscription, "MT. ZION COMMANDERY K.T. MONTPELIER VT." and the date 1898. The medallion hangs from the bar by two short chains and is in the shape of a shield. It is molded with a scene of a house and the inscription, "27TH TRIENNIAL CONCLAVE" at the top and "ADMIRAL DEWEY'S BIRTHPLACE" at the bottom.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey, to commemorate his attendance to a meeting of the Knights Templar.
Acquisition
1954.15
Made or Created
C. G. Baxmar
1898
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Materials
Gold
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905), Knights Templar
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Spanish-American War
Membership Badge
Name/Title
Membership Badge
Entry/Object ID
1960.80.1b
Description
Membership badge consisting of a bar and cross-shaped medallion. The bar is decoratively scrolled and has the inscription, "ST. ALBAN, 27." The medallion hangs from the bar by two short chains and is molded with an image of a fully-armored medieval knight on horseback. The words, "IN HOC SIGNO VINCES" are in each arm of the cross.
Context
Worn by a member of the St. Albans' commandery of the Knights Templar
Acquisition
1960.80
Made or Created
circa 1900
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Knights Templar
Related Place
City
St. Albans City
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Badge
Name/Title
Membership Badge
Entry/Object ID
1960.156
Description
Two-piece membership badge. The top piece is a bar pin with a shield at the center. The bar is molded with the word "BOSTON" split on either side of the shield. The shield has stars at the top and stripes at the bottom and is molded with the Faneuil Hall building. The bottom piece is shield shaped and hangs from the top piece by an eye ring. It is molded with a GAR membership ribbon (an eagle, a flag ribbon, and a star-shaped medallion) and the inscription, "G.A.R / 51st NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT / 1917".
Context
Worn by Horace Wheeler as a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, a society for Union Army veterans, to the 1917 National Encampment
Acquisition
1960.156
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
Lexicon
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Grand Army of the Republic
Related Place
City
Boston
State/Province
Massachusetts
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Badge
Name/Title
Membership Badge
Entry/Object ID
1960.80.1h
Description
Membership badge consisting of two parts. The upper portion is shaped with scrollwork and topped by a crown. It has the inscription, "27th TRIENNIAL PITTSBURGH", across the center and a hinged pin on the reverse. Hanging from it by two short chains is a medallion in the shape of a cross pattee with a figure of justice at the center. There is a monogram of the initial TK on the top arm of the cross, and the side arms split the inscription, "No. 5". "ST. JOHNSBURY VERMONT" is on a banner over the two side arms, and the words, "PALESTINE COMMANDERY" ring the center. The bottom arm of the cross says, "FAIRBANKS STANDARD SCALES".
Context
Worn by a member of the St. Johnsbury commandery of the Knights Templar to the triennial convention in Pittsburgh.
Acquisition
1960.80
Made or Created
Irons & Russell
circa 1900
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Knights Templar, Fairbanks Scales
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1n
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and a round medallion. The bronze bar has decorative scrollwork and the inscription, "MILWAUKEE 1889". There is a hinged pin on the reverse. A yellow grosgrain ribbon is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back. From a bar looped through the bottom of a ribbon hangs a round bronze medallion showing the bust of a woman with the inscription, "NATIONAL PRESIDENT W. R. C. 1889". The back of the medallion reads, "DELEGATE TO 7TH NATIONAL CONVENTION WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS".
Context
Worn to the 1889 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1924.8
Description
Membership medal with ribbon. The top bar consists of a rectangle with the word "VERMONT". There is a shield at the center top molded with the state seal of Vermont. At the bottom is a molded scroll with the words, "THE GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE". Hanging from the bar is a red-white-and-blue striped satin-woven silk ribbon. Hanging from the ribbon is a circular pendant with a slightly petaled edge. Inset with the medallion is a round ceramic piece printed with a photograph of a man with the label, "VERMONTER ELECT HIM AGAIN / PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE" around the edge.
Context
Worn by the Vermont delegate to the 1924 Republican National Convention
Acquisition
1924.8
Made or Created
1924
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Gold, Silk, Ceramic
Relationships
Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933)
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1928.14
Description
Blue grosgrain ribbon attached to a bronze medal. The medal consists of two parts: a top bar and a medallion. The bar is molded to the shape of a spread eagle standing on a shield. Beneath it are the words, "ASSISTANT SERGEANT AT ARMS" within a rectangle. Hanging from the bar by a chain is a round medallion over a fasces. At the center of the medallion is the cupola of the capital building in Cleveland, Ohio, and the the inscription, "REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVETION / CLEVELAND, OHIO, 1924".
Context
Worn by the Assistant Sergeant at Arms at the 1924 Republican National Convention, during which Calvin Coolidge won the party's nomination for President. Coolidge had become president the year before at the death of President Warren G. Harding.
Acquisition
1928.14
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1924
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933)
Related Place
City
Cleveland
State/Province
Ohio
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1933.3.1
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a blue grosgrain ribbon with white edges and a gold medallion in the shape of a spread eagle. The medallion is in the shape of an eagle perched on a laurel wreath with an emblem on its body. The leaves of the laurel wreath are enameled green, and the eagle's head and central emblem are enameled white. Both sides of the medallion are molded and enameled.
Context
Owned by Horace Bucklin Sawyer of Burlington, Vermont, to show his membership in the Society of the Cincinnati. The Society was formed by French and American officers who fought in the American Revolutionary War and is open to their descendants.
Acquisition
1933.3
Made or Created
1852
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Gold
Relationships
Society of the Cincinnati, Sawyer, Horace Bucklin (1797-1860)
Related Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1a
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and a round medallion. The bronze bar is molded with an image of a grasshopper and has a hinged pin on the reverse. A yellow grosgrain ribbon is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back. From an eye hook looped through the bottom of a ribbon hangs a round bronze medallion showing the bust of a woman with the inscription, "NATIONAL PRESIDENT W. R. C. 1893".
Context
Worn to the 1893 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1893
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1e
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of an ornate gold bar, a yellow ribbon, and a gold medallion. The bar has the inscription, "28th NATL. ENCPMT. SEPT. 1884" and the monogram WRC. A yellow satin-woven ribbon is looped over a wire on the back and stitched in place, leaving the opposite ends loose. Two small chains connect a large medallion framed with sun rays and a laurel wreath. At the center is the coat of arms of Pennsylvania. The back of the medallion reads, "SOUVENIR PRESENTED BY CITIZENS EXECUTIVE BOARD PITTSBURGH".
Context
Worn to the 1884 GAR National Encampment by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps, Grand Army of the Republic
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.1k
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar has a decorative scrollwork border and the word, "COMMITTEE". The blue, grosgrain ribbon hangs from the back of the bar and is gathered and turned back at the bottom. From the ribbon hangs a round, gold medallion molded with an image of a walking catamount with the inscription, "1777-1927 VERMONT SESQUI-CENTENNIAL". The back of the medallion is molded with a large building with a hipped room and a wooden fence. There is a sign in the shape of a catamount near the door. The back has the inscription, "CATAMOUNT TAVERN TO COMMEMORATE THE BATTLE OF BENNINGTON AUG. 15, 1777".

The ribbon was pinned to a promotional cardboard advertising the benefits of quality name badges as souvenirs for events.
Context
Produced for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
1928.1
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
,
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1o
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar is gold plated and in the shape of a shoe sole. It has the inscription "POST 5 G. A. R. LYNN MASS." The ribbon is looped and stitched to a wire on the back of the bar, and another wire runs through the ribbon at the bottom, holding a silver medallion in the shape of a woman's boot. The boot has a small heel and buttons up the side.
Context
Worn by a member of the Woman's Relief Corps at the GAR Post in Lynn, Massachusetts
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps, Grand Army of the Republic
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1f
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of an ornate gold bar, a yellow ribbon, and a gold medallion. The bar has the inscription, "29th NATL. ENCPMT. LOUISVILLE SEPTBR 95" and an image of a cabin. A yellow satin-woven ribbon is looped over a wire on the back and stitched in place, leaving the opposite ends loose. It is printed with the silver initials, "W. R. C." Two small chains connect a large medallion framed with sun rays and a laurel wreath. At the center is a bust of Abraham Lincoln.
Context
Worn to the 1895 GAR National Encampment by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1895
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps, Grand Army of the Republic
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.5a
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar is a metal frame with a piece of paper inserted into it. The paper is inked with the name, "E. H. Prouty". The satin woven ribbon is vertically striped in blue, yellow, white, green, and red. The round medallion is molded with the inscription, "GRAND CHAPTER, VERMONT, O.E.S. ORG. NOV. 12, 1873" around the edges and a 5-pointed star in the center. The center of the star is molded with the Vermont state seal. The back of the medallion is molded with the dates 1873 and 1923 flanking a torch and the inscription, "50TH ANNIVERSARY ST. JOHNSBURY VT."
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 50th anniversary celebration of the Grand Chapter of the Vermont Order of the Eastern Star (OES).
Acquisition
1960.81
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1923
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Materials
Silk, Bronze, Paper
Relationships
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966), Order of the Easter Star
Related Place
Town
St. Johnsbury
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1p
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and a round medallion. The bronze bar has decorative scrollwork and the inscription, "VERMONT G.A.R." There is a hinged pin on the reverse. A yellow grosgrain ribbon is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back. From a bar looped through the bottom of a ribbon hangs a shield-shaped bronze medallion with the state seal of Vermont.
Context
Worn by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1g
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and an angular medallion. The bronze bar has decorative scrollwork and the inscription, "BOSTON 1890". There is a hinged pin on the reverse. A yellow grosgrain ribbon is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back. From an eye hook looped through the bottom of a ribbon hangs an angular bronze medallion showing the bust of a woman with the inscription, "NATIONAL PRESIDENT W. R. C. 1890". The back of the medallion reads, "8th NATIONAL CONVENTION AUGUST 1890."
Context
Worn to the 1890 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1890
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Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1h
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and a medallion in the shape of a Maltese cross. The bronze bar has decorative scrollwork and the inscription, "27th NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT SEPT. 5. G. A. R. 1893". There is a hinged pin on the reverse. A yellow grosgrain ribbon is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back and stamped with the initials W.R.C. in silver. A medallion hangs from two short chains connected to the bar. Each arm of the cross has a date: 1863, 1864, 1865, 1862. At the center is a bust of a woman wearing glasses and the inscription, "SERVED WITHOUT PAY ADLIA NEW". The back of the medallion reads, "SOUVENIR PRESENTED BY LADIES CITIZENS COMMITTEE INDIANAPOLIS".
Context
Worn to the 1893 GAR National Encampment by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1893
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps, Grand Army of the Republic
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.80.1d
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a bar, a ribbon, and a medallion. The bar is in the shape of a curved sword with a round icon in the center that shows a scene of three people and a camel with pyramids in the background and the inscription "SARATOGA SPRINGS N.Y. 1903" The red satin-wove ribbon is looped around a wire at the back of the bar and has an eye ring looped through the bottom. The circular medallion hangs from the eye ring and has triangles radiating out all the way around. In the center is an image of a head wearing a pharaoh's crown above a five-pointed star. The inscription, "MT. SINAI TEMPLE / MONTPELIER VERMONT" flanks the head.
Context
Worn by a member of the Mt. Sinai Temple (Shriners) of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.80
Made or Created
1903
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Shriners International
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1r
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and a round medallion. The bronze bar has decorative scrollwork, a bust of George Washington, and the inscription, "SLPT 1892". There is a hinged pin on the reverse. A yellow grosgrain ribbon is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back. The ribbon is embroidered with the monogram, GAR, in red, white, and blue. From an eye hook looped through the bottom of a ribbon hangs a round bronze-framed medallion with an image of the United States capitol building. The inscription, "MEMBER 26TH NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT" rings the edge. The back of the medallion shows and army marching through a city with the inscription, "PRESENTED BY THE CITIZENS OF WASHINGTON, D.C."
Context
Worn to the 1892 GAR National Encampment by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1892
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps, Grand Army of the Republic
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1952.11.2
Description
Membership Ribbon consisting of a pin bar, ribbon, and medallion. The pin bar is hidden on the back of the ribbon. The grosgrain ribbon is striped yellow and blue. The medallion consists of a frame with 13 gold stars on blue enameled scallops and a gold spread eagle on the top. Within the frame is an oval medallion molded with an image of an American Revolutionary War soldier and the date 1775. The back of the medallion is molded with a bust of George Washington and the inscription, "SONS OF THE REVOLUTION 1883".
Context
Presented to Major General William "Baldy" Smith by the Sons of the American Revolution, a genealogical organization open to descendants of veterans of the American Revolutionary War
Acquisition
1952.11
Made or Created
Bailey, Banks & Biddle
1883
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Smith, William Farrar (1824-1903)
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1j
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and a round medallion. The bronze bar has decorative scrollwork and the inscription, "1898 CINCINNATI". There is a hinged pin on the reverse. A yellow grosgrain ribbon is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back. From an eye hook looped through the bottom of a ribbon hangs a round bronze medallion showing the bust of a woman with the inscription, "NATIONAL PRESIDENT W. R. C. CINCINNATI 1898". The back of the medallion has a cross pattee with W, R, C, and 1883 on the arms, and F.C.L. in the center.
Context
Worn to the 1898 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1898
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1s
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and a round medallion. The gold bar Is shaped like swags on a beam, and has the inscription, "BOSTON 1890 F.C.L." A small round bronze medallion hangs from the center with an image of a cradle and the number 76. A yellow grosgrain ribbon is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back. A shield-shaped medallion hangs from the bar by two small chains and shows a large neoclassical building with a cupola. The inscription, "WOMANS RELIEF CORPS / FANEUIL HALL" rings the edge. The back of the medallion reads, "8TH NATIONAL CONVENTION AUGUST 1890."
Context
Worn to the 1890 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1890
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1i
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and a round medallion. The bronze bar has decorative scrollwork and the inscription, "PITTSBURGH". A small, spade-shaped medallion molded with the coat of arms of Pennsylvania hangs from the center of the bar. A yellow grosgrain ribbon is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back. From an eye hook looped through the bottom of a ribbon hangs a round bronze medallion showing the bust of a woman with the inscription, "NATIONAL PRESIDENT W. R. C. SARAH G. MINK". The back of the medallion reads, "DELEGATE TO 12TH NATIONAL CONVENTION 1894 WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS".
Context
Worn to the 1894 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1894
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1961.32.2
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar has a decorative scrollwork border and the word, "COMMITTEE". The blue, grosgrain ribbon hangs from the back of the bar and is gathered and turned back at the bottom. From the ribbon hangs a round, gold medallion molded with an image of a walking catamount with the inscription, "1777-1927 VERMONT SESQUI-CENTENNIAL". The back of the medallion is molded with a large building with a hipped room and a wooden fence. There is a sign in the shape of a catamount near the door. The back has the inscription, "CATAMOUNT TAVERN TO COMMEMORATE THE BATTLE OF BENNINGTON AUG. 15, 1777".
Context
Produced for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battle of Bennington. Duplicated within the collection (3); suggest retaining only 1.
Acquisition
1961.32
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
,
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2a
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar is in the shape of a spread eagle over crossed cannons. The ribbon is woven to look like a small United States flag. The medallion is in the shape of a five-pointed star. At the center of the star is a group of men shaking hands over a woman on her knees. The man on the left is in a naval uniform, and the man on the right is wearing a forage cap and has his left hand on a child's head. A third figure, much taller than the other two stands in the background. The group is flanked by flags, and the inscription, "GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC / 1961 VETERAN 1866", rings the scene. Each point of the star bears a military symbol: two crossed swords, two crossed long guns, two crossed cannons, a curved horn, and an anchor. There is a bar connecting the top two points, indicating that the star originally hung from a ribbon.
Context
Owned by Charles Dewey of Montpelier, Vermont, to show his membership in the GAR, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Union Army during the Civil War
Acquisition
1954.15
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Dewey, Charles (1828-1905), Grand Army of the Republic
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Civil War
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1969.21
Description
Medal-style pin consisting of two parts with a connecting ribbon. The upper part shows an eagle and two hammers or gavels with the inscription, "Jr. O.U.A.M." (Junior Order of United American Mechanics). The lower portion is shaped into a shield with a Masonic imagery in the center. The ribbon is the American flag.

Gold and silver jewel Masonic pin with hand-written history of the original recipient and his family. Housed in small leather case. Stamped "14K", "10K" and "sterling silver". Flag in center is enameled. Over the flag is a banner that reads, "Jr. O.U.A.M" which stands for Junior Order of United American Mechanics. The pin belonged to Claude Cheney Deval (1897-1963) of West Burke, Vt. He was a general storekeeper and postmaster in West Burke.
Context
Owned by Claude Cheney Deval, a shopkeeper and postmaster from West Burke, Vermont. The Order of United American Mechanics was an anti-Catholic American Nativist organization.
Acquisition
1969.21
Made or Created
20th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Gold, Silver, Enamel
Relationships
Duval, Claude Cheney (1897-1963), Junior Order United American Mechanics
Related Place
Village
West Burke
Town
Burke
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1t
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and a round medallion. The gold bar triangular and has an image of the United States capitol building. A small bronze medallion shaped like a cross pattee hangs from the center. The arms have the initials W R C and the date 1883, and the center has the initials F. C. L. A yellow grosgrain ribbon is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back of the bar.
Context
Worn to the 1883 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1883
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.80.1f
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar is molded with the word, "VERMONT". The cream-colored grosgrain ribbon is attached to the bar and printed in silver with the initials, "W R C". From the bottom of the ribbon hangs a cross-shaped medallion with the Vermont state seal in the center.
Context
Worn by a member of the Women's Relief Corps, the women's auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Acquisition
1960.80
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
circa 1900
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1k
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and a round medallion. The bronze bar has decorative scrollwork and the inscription, "WASHINGTON 1892". There is a hinged pin on the reverse. A yellow grosgrain ribbon is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back. From an eye hook looped through the bottom of a ribbon hangs a round bronze medallion showing the bust of a woman with the inscription, "NATIONAL PRESIDENT W. R. C. 1892". The back of the medallion shows a clapboard building and the inscription, "DELEGATE TO 10TH NATIONAL CONVENTION W. R. C."
Context
Worn to the 1892 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1892
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1b
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and a round medallion. The bronze bar has decorative scrollwork and the inscription, "LOUISVILLE 1895". There is a hinged pin on the reverse. A yellow grosgrain ribbon is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back. From an eye hook looped through the bottom of a ribbon hangs a round bronze medallion showing the bust of a woman with the inscription, "NATIONAL PRESIDENT W. R. C. 1895".
Context
Worn to the 1895 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1895
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1928.1.1j
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a bar, ribbon, and medallion. The bar has a decorative scrollwork border and the word, "GUEST". The green, grosgrain ribbon hangs from the back of the bar and is gathered and turned back at the bottom. From the ribbon hangs a round, gold medallion molded with an image of a walking catamount with the inscription, "1777-1927 VERMONT SESQUI-CENTENNIAL". The back of the medallion is molded with a large building with a hipped room and a wooden fence. There is a sign in the shape of a catamount near the door. The back has the inscription, "CATAMOUNT TAVERN TO COMMEMORATE THE BATTLE OF BENNINGTON AUG. 15, 1777".

The ribbon was pinned to a promotional cardboard advertising the benefits of quality name badges as souvenirs for events.
Context
Produced for the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
1928.1
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1927
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
,
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1c
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a bar, a yellow ribbon, and a round medallion. The bronze bar has scrollwork at the top, the Liberty Bell at the center, a building at the left, and the Pennsylvania state seal at the right. The date 1899 flanks the bell, and the word, "PHILADELPHIA", is on a scroll at the bottom A yellow grosgrain ribbon stamped with the letters "W. R. C." in silver is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back of the bar. From an eye hook looped through the bottom of a ribbon hangs a round bronze-framed medallion with a gold cross in the center. The arms of the cross say "W, R, C, 1883" and the center is red, white, and blue with the initials, "F C L". The border is shaped like a furled flag on the left and has the inscription, "33rd NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT" on the right, with the letters "G.A.R." at the top.
Context
Worn to the 1899 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1899
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps, Grand Army of the Republic
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1m
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and a round medallion. The bronze bar has the inscription "PORTLAND 1885" and has a hinged pin on the reverse. A yellow grosgrain ribbon is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back. From an eye hook looped through the bottom of a ribbon hangs a round bronze medallion molded with the coat of arms of Maine and the inscription, "DELEGATE TO THE 19TH ANNUAL NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT G.A.R." The back of the medallion has the seal of the Grand Army of the Republic inside a laurel wreath.
Context
Worn to the 1885 GAR National Encampment by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps, Grand Army of the Republic
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1936.4.1d
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a rectangular bar, a yellow ribbon, and a round medallion. The bronze bar has a central medallion with the monogram WRC flanked by the dates 1883 and 1888. There is a hinged pin on the reverse. A buckeye nut hangs from the bar in front of a yellow grosgrain ribbon that is looped and stitched onto a wire on the back of the bar. From an eye hook looped through the bottom of a ribbon hangs a round, gold-plated medallion showing the bust of a woman with the signature, "Kate B. Sherwood". The back of the medallion has the inscription, "VI NATIONAL CONVENTION COLUMBUS OHIO SEPT. 1888 W. R. C."
Context
Worn to the 1888 Women's Relief Corps Convention by Mrs. Baker, president of the GAR Brooks Post Dept. 18 in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1936.4
Made or Created
King & Eisele
1888
Lexicon
Materials
Metal, Silk
Relationships
Women's Relief Corps
,
Paper Money
Name/Title
Paper Money
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.222
Description
This is a collection of currency from the French revolution. These Assignat notes of the French Revolution were issued from 1790 - 1796.
They are printed only on one side. There are two square 15-sol notes, three small rectangular 25-sol notes and one larger 25-sol note.
There is an envelop with this money saying they come come a person in Paris. The name might be Madame Vignat, the same person who sent a Confederate bill.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Paper Money
Name/Title
Paper Money
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.223
Description
A 50-livres assignat. The Assignat notes of the French Revolution were issued from 1790 - 1796.
It is accompanied by a note and envelop. The note is from Alesandre Romond of Paris. It appears to talk about the historic friendship between France and the United States.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Paper Money
Name/Title
Paper Money
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.224
Description
The Assignat notes of the French Revolution were issued from 1790 - 1796. These are printed on only one side. There is a long note and envelop with the money from a man from Paris. He says thanks for the friendship train that the U.S. sent over earlier.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Paper
Private Bank Note
Name/Title
Private Bank Note
Entry/Object ID
1937.9
Description
Uncut paper money in two denominations, 20 and 50. Both notes are inscribed in the center with, "The West River Bank/Will pay [denomination] Dollars in demand/to the bearer. Jamaica, 185" The denomination is also written in red letters with grey shadows in a different font and offset to the lower right. The denominations also appear in numerical form in the upper right within a circular seal. The twenty is also labeled in the upper left with Roman numerals (XX), and the fifty is also labeled in the lower left written out.

The upper note (the 20) has an illustration on the left of a woman draped in cloth and holding a spear and shield. She is wearing a five-pointed star on the top of her head, and brooch in the shape of a face at her center breast. At the center top is a woman on the shore sitting on a rock and leaning against a shield and a sheaf of wheat. She is wearing a tiara and holding a short staff. Ships and a lighthouse are visible in the background. In the bottom right is an illustration of a woman sitting on a plow and holding a sheaf of wheat in one arm and a scythe in the other. She is next to a basket overflowing with fruits and berries.

The lower note (the 50) has an illustration on the left of a woman draped in fabric and holding a downward-point sworn and a balance scale. She is wearing a coronet or wreath, and one of her breasts is bared. At the center top is an illustration of a woman sitting on a flying black eagle. The bird is holding one side of a length of striped fabric, while the woman holds the other end to shield her head. In the lower right corner is a portrait of Andrew Jackson.

Both notes are labeled, "STATE OF VERMONT." across the top. They each have unfilled signature lines at the bottom for "Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New-York./Cashr." and "New England Bank Note Co. Boston./Prest."
Context
Made for The West River Bank of Jamaica, Vermont.
Acquisition
1937.9
Made or Created
New England Bank Note Company, Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson
1850-1859
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
The West River Bank
Related Place
Town
Jamaica
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Private Bank Note
Name/Title
Private Bank Note
Entry/Object ID
2001.13
Description
Uncut paper money in four denominations, 1, 2, 3, and 5. All the notes are inscribed in the center with, "The West River Bank/Will pay [denomination] Dollars in demand/to the bearer. Jamaica, July 1st, 18__" The denomination is also written in red letters with grey shadows in a different font and offset to the lower left. The denominations also appear in numerical form in the upper right within a circular seal, and in the lower left within a decorative cartouche. (The 1, 2, and 3 are in Arabic numerals, and the 5 is in Roman numerals.)

The upper note (the 1) has an illustration on the left of two women: one is carrying a spear and shield, and the other is carrying a sword and a set of balance scales. At the center top is a cherub flying above a city carrying a giant coin. In the bottom right is an illustration of a woman holding a floral pillar. She is next to a sheaf of wheat.

The second note (the 2) has an illustration on the left of two young men carrying a woman on their shoulders. At the center top, two cherubs are fighting and using large coins as shields. In the bottom right is an illustration of a woman churning butter.

The third note (the 3) has an illustration on the left of a woman holding a pair of balance scales and gesturing behind her At the center top are three cherubs lounging on coins with accessories of learning, such as paints and a globe. In the bottom right is the Vermont state seal.

The bottom note (the 5) has a portrait of a young women at the upper left. At the center top are five cherubs lounging with five giant coins. In the bottom right is an illustration of a European man and an indigenous American sitting with a large shield with the word "FIVE" written across it.

All notes are labeled, "STATE OF VERMONT." across the top. They each have unfilled signature lines at the bottom for "Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New-York./Cashr." and "New England Bank Note Co. Boston./Prest."
Context
Made for The West River Bank of Jamaica, Vermont.
Acquisition
2001.13
Made or Created
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New England Bank Note Company
1854
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
The West River Bank
Related Place
Town
Jamaica
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Private Bank Note
Name/Title
Private Bank Note
Entry/Object ID
2004.60.5
Description
Uncut paper money in four denominations, 1, 2, 3, and 5. All the notes are inscribed in the center with, "The West River Bank/Will pay [denomination] Dollars in demand/to the bearer. Jamaica, July 1st, 18__" The denomination is also written in red letters with grey shadows in a different font and offset to the lower left. The denominations also appear in numerical form in the upper right within a circular seal, and in the lower left within a decorative cartouche. (The 1, 2, and 3 are in Arabic numerals, and the 5 is in Roman numerals.)

The upper note (the 1) has an illustration on the left of two women: one is carrying a spear and shield, and the other is carrying a sword and a set of balance scales. At the center top is a cherub flying above a city carrying a giant coin. In the bottom right is an illustration of a woman holding a floral pillar. She is next to a sheaf of wheat.

The second note (the 2) has an illustration on the left of two young men carrying a woman on their shoulders. At the center top, two cherubs are fighting and using large coins as shields. In the bottom right is an illustration of a woman churning butter.

The third note (the 3) has an illustration on the left of a woman holding a pair of balance scales and gesturing behind her At the center top are three cherubs lounging on coins with accessories of learning, such as paints and a globe. In the bottom right is the Vermont state seal.

The bottom note (the 5) has a portrait of a young women at the upper left. At the center top are five cherubs lounging with five giant coins. In the bottom right is an illustration of a European man and an indigenous American sitting with a large shield with the word "FIVE" written across it.

All notes are labeled, "STATE OF VERMONT." across the top. They each have unfilled signature lines at the bottom for "Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New-York./Cashr." and "New England Bank Note Co. Boston./Prest."
Context
Made for The West River Bank of Jamaica, Vermont.
Acquisition
2004.60
Made or Created
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New England Bank Note Company
1854
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
The West River Bank
Related Place
Town
Jamaica
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Private Bank Note
Name/Title
Private Bank Note
Entry/Object ID
2003.40.18
Description
Five dollar bill issued by the Montpelier National Bank. The front of bill shows the Arabic numeral 5 in all four corners. A bust of a bearded man wearing a suit is held within an oval on the left side above the number, "38492". The center of the bill says, "The MONTPELIER NATIONAL BANK WILL PAY TO THE BEARER ON DEMAND FIVE DOLLARS "Montpelier, VERMONT Feb 12, 1905. It is signed at the bottom in two places. The back of the bill has the Arabic numeral 5 in all four corners and is printed in the center with a scene of several people in a small boat during a storm.
Context
Issued by the Montpelier National Bank in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.40
Made or Created
1905
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Montpelier National Bank
Related Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Private Bank Note
Name/Title
Private Bank Note
Entry/Object ID
1975.4
Description
Uncut paper money in four denominations, 1, 2, 3, and 5. All the notes are inscribed in the center with, "The West River Bank/Will pay [denomination] Dollars in demand/to the bearer. Jamaica, July 1st, 18__" The denomination is also written in red letters with grey shadows in a different font and offset to the lower left. The denominations also appear in numerical form in the upper right within a circular seal, and in the lower left within a decorative cartouche. (The 1, 2, and 3 are in Arabic numerals, and the 5 is in Roman numerals.)

The upper note (the 1) has an illustration on the left of two women: one is carrying a spear and shield, and the other is carrying a sword and a set of balance scales. At the center top is a cherub flying above a city carrying a giant coin. In the bottom right is an illustration of a woman holding a floral pillar. She is next to a sheaf of wheat.

The second note (the 2) has an illustration on the left of two young men carrying a woman on their shoulders. At the center top, two cherubs are fighting and using large coins as shields. In the bottom right is an illustration of a woman churning butter.

The third note (the 3) has an illustration on the left of a woman holding a pair of balance scales and gesturing behind her At the center top are three cherubs lounging on coins with accessories of learning, such as paints and a globe. In the bottom right is the Vermont state seal.

The bottom note (the 5) has a portrait of a young women at the upper left. At the center top are five cherubs lounging with five giant coins. In the bottom right is an illustration of a European man and an indigenous American sitting with a large shield with the word "FIVE" written across it.

All notes are labeled, "STATE OF VERMONT." across the top. They each have unfilled signature lines at the bottom for "Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New-York./Cashr." and "New England Bank Note Co. Boston./Prest."
Context
Made for The West River Bank of Jamaica, Vermont.
Acquisition
1975.4
Made or Created
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New England Bank Note Company
1854
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
The West River Bank
Related Place
Town
Jamaica
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Private Bank Note
Name/Title
Private Bank Note
Entry/Object ID
1975.89a-b
Description
Two sheets of uncut paper money proofs printed onto tissue. The proofs have security slashes cut across each bill. The print shows four denominations: 1, 2, 5, and 10. All the notes are inscribed with the label, "SOUTH ROYALTON BANK with pay [denomination] to Bearer on demand. South Royalton 185__."

The top bill (the one) has an image of several people in a field. The second bill (the two) has an image of a locomotive. The third bill (the five) has an image of two cows. The bottom bill (the ten) has an image of horses. Each bill has an illustration of the bank at the center bottom.
Context
Made for the South Royalton Bank of South Royalton, Vermont.
Acquisition
1975.89
Made or Created
1850-1859
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
South Royalton Bank
Related Place
Village
South Royalton
Town
Royalton
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1907.4
Description
Marge medal molded on the front with two indigenous American figures and on the reverse with an inscription. The front shows two figures, a man and a woman, lounging on a shore looking toward a ship in the distance. The inscription, "JAMESTOW TERCENTENNIAL EXPOSITION MCMVII" rings the edge. The reverse is molded with a laurel wreath around the edge and a spread eagle at the center bottom. There is a long, neoclassical building above the eagle. The center is filled with the inscription, "COMMEMORATING THE FIRST PERMANENT SETTLEMENT OF ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE IN AMERICA / AWARDED TO / VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY". The words "Vermont Historical Society" are framed by a rectangle.

The medal is accompanied by a black leather case lined with green velvet. There is a molded hole in the interior with a green ribbon band to secure the medal in place.
Context
Awarded to the Vermont Historical Society at the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition, 1907
Acquisition
1907.4
Made or Created
Tiffany & Co.
1907
Lexicon
Materials
Bronze, Leather
Relationships
Vermont Historical Society
Related Place
City
Jamestown
State/Province
Virginia
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1928.15.1a
Description
Large lead medal molded on one side with the inscription, "AWARDED BY THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG BERMONTERS TO STUDY THE HISTORY AND PROBLEMS OF THEIR STATE AND TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS". The inscription is surrounded by a laurel wreath, and there is a blank rectangle at the center bottom. The reverse is blank.
Context
One-sided prototype of a prize medal awarded by the Vermont Historical Society
Acquisition
1928.15
Made or Created
Keck, Charles
1919
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Lead
Relationships
Edmunds, George Franklin (1828-1919), Vermont Historical Society
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1926.8.1
Description
Large bronze medal with a bust of a man on one side and a long inscription within a laurel wreath on the other side. The face side shows a bearded man who is bald on the top of his head. He is wearing a suit jacket, high-collard shirt, and bow tie. The inscription, "GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" rings the top edge and the dates 1828 and 1919 flank the man.

The other side has the inscription, "AWARDED BY THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG VERMONTERS TO STUDY THE HISTORY AND PROBLEMS OF THEIR STATE AND TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" in the center of a laurel wreath. The word, "SPECIMEN", is within a rectangle at the center bottom.
Context
Production sample of a medal commissioned and awarded by the Vermont Historical Society
Acquisition
1926.8
Made or Created
Keck, Charles
1919
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Edmunds, George Franklin (1828-1919), Vermont Historical Society
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1932.3
Description
Bronze medal of award showing a bust of George Washington in military dress with the inscription, "WASHINGTON" at the top, and the Washington coat of arms flanked by the dates 1732 and 1932 at the bottom. The other side show a woman in a toga holding a torch and sword with an eagle on her shoulder and the inscription "PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHTOUT ALL THE LAND".
Context
Awarded to the Vermont Historical Society by the US George Washington Bicentennial Commission
Acquisition
1932.3
Made or Created
Artist
Fraser, Laura Gardin
1932
Lexicon
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Vermont Historical Society, Washington, George (1732-1799)
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1940.14
Description
Round, gold medal hanging from a blue silk ribbon. The front of the medal is molded with an image of a horse and the inscription, "JUSTIN MORGAN 1789 SIRE OF THE MORGAN STRAIN". The back of the medal is molded with the inscription, "SPECIAL PRIZE [blank] 150TH ANNIVERSARY 1939". There is a space left blank on the reverse for engraving the winner's name.
Acquisition
1940.14
Made or Created
Robbins Company
1939
Lexicon
Materials
Ribbon
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1941.21.1
Description
Prize medal showing the Vermont Statehouse. Beneath the Statehouse is a shield with 13 stars on it, topped with an additional star, and flanked by the dates 1791 and 1941. The inscription, "SESQUICENTENNIAL OF THE STATEHOOD OF VERMONT" rings the edge. The other side of the medal has the inscription, "AWARDED BY THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY" inside a laurel wreath.
Context
Awarded by the Vermont Historical Society to high school students in honor of Vermont's Sesquicentennial.
Acquisition
1941.21
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1941
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Vermont Historical Society
Related Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1485
Description
Large bronze medal with a bust of a man on one side and a long inscription within a laurel wreath on the other side. The face side shows a bearded man who is bald on the top of his head. He is wearing a suit jacket, high-collard shirt, and bow tie. The inscription, "GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" rings the top edge and the dates 1828 and 1919 flank the man.

The other side has the inscription, "AWARDED BY THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG VERMONTERS TO STUDY THE HISTORY AND PROBLEMS OF THEIR STATE AND TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" in the center of a laurel wreath. The word, "SPECIMEN", is within a rectangle at the center bottom.
Context
Production sample of a medal commissioned and awarded by the Vermont Historical Society
Acquisition
1958.1
Made or Created
Artist
Keck, Charles
Medallic Art Co.
1919
Lexicon
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Edmunds, George Franklin (1828-1919), Vermont Historical Society
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1958.33.1
Description
Bronze prize medal molded on the front with images of a horse, cow, pig, sheep, duck, and chickens and the inscription, "NEW ENGLAND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY", along the top edge. The back is molded with a wreath made from produce with a shield at the center bottom engraved with the year 1881. The top center is molded with an arm holding a hammer and the words, "AWARDED TO". The center is engraved, "A. W. Gray & Sons For best Horse Power Exhibit".
Context
Awarded to A. W. Gray & Sons of Middletown Springs, Vermont, at the 1881 New England Agriculture Society Exhibition
Acquisition
1958.33
Made or Created
W. Barber
1881
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
A. W. Gray & Sons, New England Agriculture Society
Related Place
Town
Middletown Springs
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1958.33.2
Description
Bronze prize medal molded on the front with images of a horse, cow, pig, sheep, duck, and chickens and the inscription, "NEW ENGLAND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY", along the top edge. The back is molded with a wreath made from produce with a shield at the center bottom engraved with the year 1881. The top center is molded with an arm holding a hammer and the words, "AWARDED TO". The center is engraved, "A. W. Gray & Sons For best Lifting Jack".
Context
Awarded to A. W. Gray & Sons of Middletown Springs, Vermont, at the 1881 New England Agriculture Society Exhibition
Acquisition
1958.33
Made or Created
W. Barber
1881
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
A. W. Gray & Sons, New England Agriculture Society
Related Place
Town
Middletown Springs
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1958.33.3
Description
Bronze prize medal molded on the front with images of a horse, cow, pig, sheep, duck, and chickens and the inscription, "NEW ENGLAND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY", along the top edge. The back is molded with a wreath made from produce with a shield at the center bottom engraved with the year 1880. The top center is molded with an arm holding a hammer and the words, "AWARDED TO". The center is engraved, "A. W. Gray & Sons Best Horse Power Separator & Cleaner".
Context
Awarded to A. W. Gray & Sons of Middletown Springs, Vermont, at the 1880 New England Agriculture Society Exhibition
Acquisition
1958.33
Made or Created
Key, W.H.
1880
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
A. W. Gray & Sons, New England Agriculture Society
Related Place
Town
Middletown Springs
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1958.33.4
Description
Bronze prize medal molded on the front with an image of a woman wearing a toga and holding a cornucopia. She is surrounded by sheaves of wheat. The image is labeled, "CERES" at the center bottom. The back is molded with a wreath made from produce surrounded by the molded inscription, "NEW YORK STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY". The center is engraved, "To A. W. GRAY & SONS. for Drag Saw Machine. Elmira, 1875."
Context
Awarded to A. W. Gray & Sons of Middletown Springs, Vermont, at the 1875 New York State Agriculture Society Exhibition
Acquisition
1958.33
Made or Created
Taylor
1875
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
A. W. Gray & Sons, New York State Agricultural Society
Related Place
Town
Middletown Springs
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1958.33.5
Description
Bronze prize medal molded on the front with images of a horse, cow, pig, sheep, duck, and chickens and the inscription, "NEW ENGLAND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY", along the top edge. The back is molded with a wreath made from produce with a shield at the center bottom engraved with the year 1874. The top center is molded with an arm holding a hammer and the words, "AWARDED TO". The center is engraved, "A. W. Gray & Son Gray's Separator & Gray's Beater".
Context
Awarded to A. W. Gray & Sons of Middletown Springs, Vermont, at the 1874 New England Agriculture Society Exhibition
Acquisition
1958.33
Made or Created
W. Barber
1872
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
A. W. Gray & Sons, New England Agriculture Society
Related Place
Town
Middletown Springs
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1926.8.2
Description
Large bronze medal with a bust of a man on one side and a long inscription within a laurel wreath on the other side. The face side shows a bearded man who is bald on the top of his head. He is wearing a suit jacket, high-collard shirt, and bow tie. The inscription, "GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" rings the top edge and the dates 1828 and 1919 flank the man.

The other side has the inscription, "AWARDED BY THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG VERMONTERS TO STUDY THE HISTORY AND PROBLEMS OF THEIR STATE AND TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" in the center of a laurel wreath. There is a blank rectangle at the center bottom of the medal.
Context
Commissioned and awarded by the Vermont Historical Society
Acquisition
1926.8
Made or Created
Keck, Charles
1919
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Edmunds, George Franklin (1828-1919), Vermont Historical Society
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1960.128
Description
Large bronze medal with a bust of a man on one side and a long inscription within a laurel wreath on the other side. The face side shows a bearded man who is bald on the top of his head. He is wearing a suit jacket, high-collard shirt, and bow tie. The inscription, "GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" rings the top edge and the dates 1828 and 1919 flank the man.

The other side has the inscription, "AWARDED BY THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG VERMONTERS TO STUDY THE HISTORY AND PROBLEMS OF THEIR STATE AND TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" in the center of a laurel wreath. The name, "ELANER C. PENDO", is within a rectangle at the center bottom.
Context
Awarded to Eleanor Thompson Pendo by the Vermont Historical Society
Acquisition
1960.128
Made or Created
Medallic Art Co.
Lexicon
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Edmunds, George Franklin (1828-1919), Vermont Historical Society, Pendo, Eleanor Thompson (1912-1976)
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1960.129
Description
Large bronze medal with a bust of a man on one side and a long inscription within a laurel wreath on the other side. The face side shows a bearded man who is bald on the top of his head. He is wearing a suit jacket, high-collard shirt, and bow tie. The inscription, "GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" rings the top edge and the dates 1828 and 1919 flank the man.

The other side has the inscription, "AWARDED BY THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG VERMONTERS TO STUDY THE HISTORY AND PROBLEMS OF THEIR STATE AND TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" in the center of a laurel wreath. The word, "ELANER C. PENDO", is within a rectangle at the center bottom.
Context
Awarded to Iris Raine by the Vermont Historical Society
Acquisition
1960.129
Made or Created
Medallic Art Co.
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Edmunds, George Franklin (1828-1919), Vermont Historical Society, Raine, Iris Agatha (1926-
Prize Medal
Interpretative Labels
Prize Medal, 1886 Metal, silk In memory of J. Brooks Buxton, 2018.18.2ab In 1886, the Vermont Coasting Club hosted a Winter Carnival in Burlington that boasted an attendance of 40,000. One of the highlights of the weekend--which also featured tobogganing, parades, concerts, ice yachting, and trotting races--was an exhibition hockey game between two clubs. The visiting team was the Montreal Crystals, a club team, and they faced a group of local Vermonters sponsored by a hotel called the Van Ness House. They played two ten-minute games and the Vermont team lost badly both times, but it was enough to go down in history as the first international hockey game played in America. It was also the beginning of a long tradition of hockey in Vermont.
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
2018.18.2a-b
Description
Ornate gold and silver metal hanging from a red and blue blue ribbon secured by a metal pin. The pin at the top is rectangular with decorative leaves and scrollwork at the top. It is engraved with the letters BCC. The ribbon hangs from the pin by looping around a narrow bar at the bottom. The center of the ribbon is decorated with a bar pin with the inscription, "1886", at the center. A pair of crossed hockey sticks is at the bottom of the ribbon and small square puck, holding the medal. The medal is engraved at the center with a scene of two men playing hockey indoors. Each man is wearing a plaid, knee-length suit and a short bowler hat. The engraving is encircled with a gold laurel wreath and sits above an iron cross. Between each point of the cross are carved thistles, shamrocks, maple leaves, and oak leaves.
Context
Medal presented to the winning team of the 1886 Vermont Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament. The initials at the top, BCC, stand for Burlington Coasting Club, and the medal was won by the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association.
Acquisition
2018.18
Made or Created
1886
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Gold, Fabric, Metal
Relationships
Burlington Coasting Club
,
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1977.13.1
Description
Large bronze medal with a bust of a man on one side and a long inscription within a laurel wreath on the other side. The face side shows a bearded man who is bald on the top of his head. He is wearing a suit jacket, high-collard shirt, and bow tie. The inscription, "GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" rings the top edge and the dates 1828 and 1919 flank the man.

The other side has the inscription, "AWARDED BY THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG VERMONTERS TO STUDY THE HISTORY AND PROBLEMS OF THEIR STATE AND TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" in the center of a laurel wreath. The word, "SPECIMEN", is within a rectangle at the center bottom.
Context
Production sample of a medal commissioned and awarded by the Vermont Historical Society
Acquisition
1977.13
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Edmunds, George Franklin (1828-1919), Vermont Historical Society
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1977.13.2
Description
Large bronze medal with a bust of a man on one side and a long inscription within a laurel wreath on the other side. The face side shows a bearded man who is bald on the top of his head. He is wearing a suit jacket, high-collard shirt, and bow tie. The inscription, "GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" rings the top edge and the dates 1828 and 1919 flank the man.

The other side has the inscription, "AWARDED BY THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG VERMONTERS TO STUDY THE HISTORY AND PROBLEMS OF THEIR STATE AND TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" in the center of a laurel wreath. There is a blank rectangle at the center bottom of the medal.
Context
Commissioned and awarded by the Vermont Historical Society
Acquisition
1977.13
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Edmunds, George Franklin (1828-1919), Vermont Historical Society
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1928.15.1b
Description
Large lead medal molded on one side with a right-facing bust of a bearded man. The man has no hair on the top of his head, and is wearing a suit and bowtie. The inscription, "GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" spans the top, and the dates 1828 and 1919 flank the bust. The reverse is blank.
Context
One-sided prototype of a prize medal awarded by the Vermont Historical Society
Acquisition
1928.15
Made or Created
Keck, Charles
1919
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Lead
Relationships
Edmunds, George Franklin (1828-1919), Vermont Historical Society
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
1941.21.2
Description
Prize medal showing the Vermont Statehouse. Beneath the Statehouse is a shield with 13 stars on it, topped with an additional star, and flanked by the dates 1791 and 1941. The inscription, "SESQUICENTENNIAL OF THE STATEHOOD OF VERMONT" rings the edge. The other side of the medal has the inscription, "AWARDED BY THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY" inside a laurel wreath.
Context
Awarded by the Vermont Historical Society to high school students in honor of Vermont's Sesquicentennial.
Acquisition
1941.21
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1941
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Vermont Historical Society
Related Place
Building
Vermont State House
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Prize Medal
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
2016.8.1.1
Description
Large bronze medal with a bust of a man on one side and a long inscription within a laurel wreath on the other side. The face side shows a bearded man who is bald on the top of his head. He is wearing a suit jacket, high-collard shirt, and bow tie. The inscription, "GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" rings the top edge and the dates 1828 and 1919 flank the man.

The other side has the inscription, "AWARDED BY THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG VERMONTERS TO STUDY THE HISTORY AND PROBLEMS OF THEIR STATE AND TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS" in the center of a laurel wreath. The name, "DOUGLAS HOWES", is within a rectangle at the center bottom.
Context
Awarded to Douglas E. Howes, Jr. by the Vermont Historical Society. According to information provided by his daughter, Nancy Drake:

"Douglas Howes Jr. was born April 2, 1925 to Gladys and Douglas E. Howes Sr. he and his younger sister, Phyllis, were school in a one-room Vermont School house until they went to Northfield High School. His Father, Doug Sr., was an electrical engineer and later a professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Doug Jr. graduated from Tufts College with a BS in chemistry. He and his fie, Lillian then moved to New Jersey where he was employed as an analytical research and development chemist for Colgate Palmolive Co. He worked there until he retired as their senior research chemist. He was honored for his over 60 years as a member of the American Chemical Society. He served on the board of education in Piscataway, N.J., 1967-1976 and was financial secretary for the Christ United Methodist church in Piscataway for 25 years as well as chairing many other church boards and committees. He and Lillian raised four children, three girls and a boy, in New Jersey."

About Edmunds:

"George Franklin Edmunds (February 1, 1828 – February 27, 1919) was a Republican U.S. Senator from Vermont. Before entering the U.S. Senate, he served in a number of high-profile positions, including Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives, and President pro tempore of the Vermont State Senate.

Edmunds was born in Richmond, Vermont and began to study law while still a teenager; he proved an adept student, and was admitted to the bar as soon as he reached the minimum required age of 21. He practiced in Burlington and became active in local politics and government.

After terms in the Vermont House of Representatives and Vermont State Senate, Edmunds was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 1866, filling the vacancy caused by the death of Solomon Foot. He was subsequently elected by the Vermont General Assembly, and reelected in 1868, 1874, 1880, and 1886. Edmunds served from April 1866 until resigning in November 1891. As a longtime member of the U.S. Senate, he served in a variety of leadership posts, including chairman of the Committee on Pensions, the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Private Land Claims, and the Committee on Foreign Relations. He was also the leader of the Senate's Republicans in his roles as President pro tempore of the Senate and chairman of the Republican Conference.

Edmunds was an unsuccessful candidate for president at the 1880 and 1884 Republican National Conventions.

After leaving the Senate he practiced law in Philadelphia. He later lived in retirement in Pasadena, California, where he died in 1919. He was buried at Green Mount Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont.

...The Vermont Historical Society maintains the George F. Edmunds Fund, which awards an annual prize for student research and writing on Vermont history."

Source: Wikipedia.
Acquisition
2016.8
Made or Created
Medallic Art Co.
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Edmunds, George Franklin (1828-1919), Vermont Historical Society, Howes, Douglas E., Jr.
Promissory Note
Name/Title
Promissory Note
Entry/Object ID
1968.7a-t
Description
20 voided State of Vermont promissory notes labeled "Emergency Negotiable Order". Each note is separated into two sides: a certificate and a stub. The certificate and stub are stamped with matching numbers (1-20) and have lines to record "To whom Issued", the amount and the reason.
Acquisition
1968.7
Made or Created
20th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Scrip
Name/Title
Scrip
Entry/Object ID
1968.27.2
Description
[image shows front and back of same bill]

Rectangular paper money. The face of the bill bears the inscription, "United States/47/The Favorite, is still far ahead and the best place/to buy/GROCERIES/Of all description. Here you will always find a full/supply of the first quality of Goods, and prices/ranging far below the average." The inscription is placed above an illustration of the number 3 in green. To the left is an engraving of a classical statue within a niche. On the right is the number 3 within a circular medallion, the inscription "Act of May 10th, 1869", and a portrait of Thomas Chittenden. Beside the portrait is a red seal bearing a crest and the inscription, "NOVELTY AD, CO. PUB. PEORIA ILL." At the upper right, the bill is labeled, "No. 37963" in red.

The reverse bears the inscription, "THE HOLDER of this BILL is entitled to FIVE PER CENT. off on one purchase of TEN DOLLARS or upwards./only one bill will be redeemed at any purchase./T. C. HUBBARD./47 Merchants Row.
Context
The bill advertises T. C. Hubbard grocery store in Rutland, VT.
Acquisition
1968.27
Made or Created
Novelty Advertisement Company
1869
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
T. C. Hubbard
Related Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Tax Stamp
Interpretative Labels
In 1797 the U.S. Congress passed the "Stamp Act" authorizing each state to stamp bills of exchange, licenses, commissions, bonds, and similar documents. This act was passed to support the war with France and to increase the circulation of paper currency. There were three federal issues of this act. The first issue was in effect from July 1, 1798 to February 28, 1801. For this issue the U.S. Congress sent a press and a set of steel dies to each of the then sixteen states. Officers of each state were obligated to mark all documents with the proper stamp. Each of the dies represented a denomination and was engraved with the name of the state that used it. Stamps range in denomination from four cents to ten dollars (4c, 10c, 20c, 25c, 30c, 50c, 75c, $1, $2, $4, $5 and $10). This may be the only surviving complete set of the sixteen that were issued.
Name/Title
Tax Stamp
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.3a-u
Description
Wooden box containing 17 stamp dies, a press, and metal pick. The dies are all engraved in reverse, and are as follows:
A spread eagle carrying an American shield in its talons with the words "FOUR CENTS VERMONT" around the edge.
A spread eagle holding an American shield in its talons with the words "TEN CENTS VERMONT" around the edge.
A spread eagle holding an American shield in its talons with the words "TWENTY CENTS VERMONT" around the edge.
A spread eagle standing on a rock holding an American shield by a chain from its beak and the words "TWENTYFIVE CENTS VERMONT" around the edge.
An eagle with its wings raised twisting its head around an American shield. It is standing on a branch with an olive branch and arrows under its feet and the words "THIRTY CENTS VERMONT" around the edge.
A spread eagle standing on a branch with an American shield in front of it and the words 'FIFTY CENTS VERMONT" around the edge.
A spread eagle holding an American shield by a chain from its beak and the words "SEVENTYFIVE CENTS VERMONT" around the edge.
A spread eagle with an American shield over its chest holding an olive branch and arrows in its talons. Above the eagle are 13 6-pointed stars and 6 oval clouds. The words "ONE DOLLAR VERMONT" are around the edge.
An eagle on a branch with one wing outstretched and one wing partially stretched with an American shield in front of it to the left and the words, "TWO DOLLARS VERMONT" around the edge.
A spread eagle standing on a rock with an American shield in front of it to the right and the words "THREE DOLLARS VERMONT" around the edge.
A spread eagle with an American shield in front of its chest holding an olive branch and arrows in its talons with the words "FOUR DOLLARS VERMONT" around the edge.
A spread eagle perched on a branch with an American shield in front of it to the left and the words "FIVE DOLLARS VERMONT" around the edge.
An eagle with its wings raised twisting its head around an American shield. It is standing on a branch with an olive branch and arrows under its feet and the words "TEN DOLLARS VERMONT" around the edge.
A wreath of 14 oval clouds surrounding 13 6-pointed stars with the words "TEN CENTS P.CENTUM VERMONT" around the edge.
A wreath of 14 oval clouds surrounding 13 6-pointed stars with the words "SIX MILLS P.DOLLAR VERMONT" around the edge.
A spread eagle with one foot on the ground and the other on top of an American shield that is in front of it to the left and the words "VERMONT SUPERVISORS OFFICE" around the edge.
A spread eagle with an American shield in front of its chest carrying an olive branch and arrows in its talons. The letter O is to the left of the eagle, and there are 13 6-pointed stars above its head. The words "UNITED STATES OF AMERCA" ring the edge, and there is an outer border of dots.
Use
Used to mark that taxes had been paid on applicable documents
Context
Issued to the State of Vermont in compliance with the 1797 stamp Act.
Acquisition
1902.1
Made or Created
Eckfeldt, Adam
1797
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Materials
Steel, Wood, Brass
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.5c
Description
Brass token with masonic imagery on one side and an inscription on the other. One side has a wedge (possibly representing a fez hat) with circle on the inside bearing the inscription, "H T W S S T K S". Flanking the shape are a set of masonry tools and an urn. The other side has the inscription "ONE PENNY" in the center, "SKITCHEWAUG CHAPTER NO. 25 R. A. M. / SPRINGFIELD, VT." around the outer edge, and "CHARTERED JUNE 13, 1873" inside of the first.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced by the Cascadnac Chapter of the Masons in White River Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
Village
White River Junction
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
2002.36.13
Description
Brass token or coin. One side is molded with images of four buildings above a central banner and flooded building in water below the banner. The banner reads, "WATERBURY, VERMONT BICENTENNIAL". The other side of the token is molded with the inscription, "SOUVENIR MONEY REDEEMABLE FOR 50c IN TRADE BY THE WATERBURY, VT. BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE ON OR BEFORE JULY 3, 1963 / NOT TO BE IN LIEU OF LAWFUL MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES".
Context
Produced for use at local shops to celebrate the bicentennial of the chartering of Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
2002.36
Made or Created
1963
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Related Place
Town
Waterbury
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Related Event
Waterbury Bicentennial
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.1d
Description
Copper token with the words "ONE PENNY" on the obverse with an olive branch at the bottom, a tablet with a circle of initials "H T W S S T K S" in the center, a chisel, and a funnel. On the other side of the token are the words, "Cleveland Chapter No. 20 R.A.M. Newport, Vt.”
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced for the Cleveland Chapter of the Freemasons in Newport, Vermont.
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall Notes:
Materials
Copper
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
City
Newport
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.1a
Description
Silver-toned metal token with the words "ONE PENNY" on the obverse with an olive branch at the bottom, a tablet with a circle of initials "H T W S S T K S" in the center, a chisel, and a funnel. On the other side of the token are the words, "Cleveland Chapter No. 20 R.A.M. Newport, Vt.”
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced for the Cleveland Chapter of the Freemasons in Newport, Vermont.
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall Notes:
Materials
Aluminum
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
City
Newport
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.2a
Description
Copper token the words "ONE PENNY" on the obverse with an olive branch at the bottom, a tablet with a circle of initials "H T W S S T K S" in the center, a chisel, and a funnel. On the other side of the coins are the words, "Cleveland Chapter No. 20 R.A.M. Newport, Vt.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced for the Cleveland Chapter of the Freemasons in Newport, Vermont.
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
City
Newport
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.3
Description
Silver coin with masonic imagery on one side and an inscription on the other. One side has a wedge (possibly representing a fez hat) with circle on the inside bearing the inscription, "H T W S S T K S", though it is unclear which letter is first. Flanking the shape are a chisel and a funnel or plunger. The other side has the inscription "ONE PENNY" in the center, "CACADNAC CHAPTER NO. 27 R. A. M. / WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT." around the outer edge, and "CHARTERED JUNE 14 1895" inside of the first.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced by the Cascadnac Chapter of the Masons in White River Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Aluminum
Relationships
Freemasons
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.4
Description
Copper coin with masonic imagery on one side and an inscription on the other. One side has a wedge (possibly representing a fez hat) with circle on the inside bearing the inscription, "H T W S S T K S", though it is unclear which letter is first. Flanking the shape are a chisel and a funnel or plunger. The other side has the inscription "ONE PENNY" in the center, "CACADNAC CHAPTER NO. 27 R. A. M. / WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT." around the outer edge, and "CHARTERED JUNE 14 1895" inside of the first.

A Masonic coin or token. Obverse side has two lines of text around the outside. First is "Cascadnac Chapter No. 27, R.A.M. White River Junction, Vt.", second line is "Chartered June 14, 1895". R.A.M. could stand for Royal Ark Mariners or Royal Arch Masonry. Reverse side shows Masonic emblem with initials in a circle and working tools.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced by the Cascadnac Chapter of the Masons in White River Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall Notes:
Materials
Copper
Relationships
Freemasons, Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Related Place
Village
White River Junction
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.5a
Description
Aluminum token with masonic imagery on one side and an inscription on the other. One side has a wedge (possibly representing a fez hat) with circle on the inside bearing the inscription, "H T W S S T K S". Flanking the shape are a set of masonry tools and an urn. The other side has the inscription "ONE PENNY" in the center, "SKITCHEWAUG CHAPTER NO. 25 R. A. M. / SPRINGFIELD, VT." around the outer edge, and "CHARTERED JUNE 13, 1873" inside of the first.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced by the Cascadnac Chapter of the Masons in White River Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
Village
White River Junction
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.6a
Description
Silver coin with masonic imagery on one side and an inscription on the other. One side has a wedge (possibly representing a fez hat) with circle on the inside bearing the inscription, "H T W S S T K S". Flanking the shape are a chisel and a hammer. The other side has the inscription "ONE PENNY" in the center, "POULTNEY CHAPTER NO. 10 R. A. M. / POULTNEY, VT." around the outer edge, and "CHARTERED AUGUST 10TH 1854" inside of the first.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced for the Poultney Chapter of the Masons in Poultney, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Aluminum
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
Town
Poultney
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.9
Description
Silver communion token with an image of a burning bush and the inscription, "THE BUSH WAS NOT BURNED R.P.C." on one side. The other side bears the inscription, "R.P.C. IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME".
Use
Used to provide entry to the closed communion, in which only members of the church were allowed to participate
Context
Produced for the New School Covenanters of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in South Ryegate, Vermont.
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.2d
Description
Aluminum token the words "ONE PENNY" on the obverse with an olive branch at the bottom, a tablet with a circle of initials "H T W S S T K S" in the center, a chisel, and a funnel. On the other side of the coins are the words, "Cleveland Chapter No. 20 R.A.M. Newport, Vt."
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced for the Cleveland Chapter of the Freemasons in Newport, Vermont.
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
City
Newport
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1564
Description
Copper masonic penny. While still round, the penny is shaped into a five-petaled flower. One side has a tablet with the label, "H T W S S T K S", in front of a shovel, pickaxe, laurel leaves, and oak leaves. The inscription ROYAL ARCH MASONS / ONE PENNY" and two triangles ring the edge. The other side bears the inscription, "DAVENPORT CHAPTER / No. 17 / R. A. M. / RUTLAND, VT."
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced by the Davenport Chapter of the Masons in Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
1958.1
Made or Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.6b
Description
Copper coin with masonic imagery on one side and an inscription on the other. One side has a wedge (possibly representing a fez hat) with circle on the inside bearing the inscription, "H T W S S T K S". Flanking the shape are a chisel and a hammer. The other side has the inscription "ONE PENNY" in the center, "POULTNEY CHAPTER NO. 10 R. A. M. / POULTNEY, VT." around the outer edge, and "CHARTERED AUGUST 10TH 1854" inside of the first.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced for the Poultney Chapter of the Masons in Poultney, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Copper
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
Town
Poultney
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.2b
Description
Bronze token the words "ONE PENNY" on the obverse with an olive branch at the bottom, a tablet with a circle of initials "H T W S S T K S" in the center, a chisel, and a funnel. On the other side of the coins are the words, "Cleveland Chapter No. 20 R.A.M. Newport, Vt.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced for the Cleveland Chapter of the Freemasons in Newport, Vermont.
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
City
Newport
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.2c
Description
Aluminum token the words "ONE PENNY" on the obverse with an olive branch at the bottom, a tablet with a circle of initials "H T W S S T K S" in the center, a chisel, and a funnel. On the other side of the coins are the words, "Cleveland Chapter No. 20 R.A.M. Newport, Vt."
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced for the Cleveland Chapter of the Freemasons in Newport, Vermont.
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Aluminum
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
City
Newport
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.1b
Description
Gold-toned metal token with the words "ONE PENNY" on the obverse with an olive branch at the bottom, a tablet with a circle of initials "H T W S S T K S" in the center, a chisel, and a funnel. On the other side of the token are the words, "Cleveland Chapter No. 20 R.A.M. Newport, Vt.”
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced for the Cleveland Chapter of the Freemasons in Newport, Vermont.
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall Notes:
Materials
Bronze
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
City
Newport
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.5b
Description
Copper token with masonic imagery on one side and an inscription on the other. One side has a wedge (possibly representing a fez hat) with circle on the inside bearing the inscription, "H T W S S T K S". Flanking the shape are a set of masonry tools and an urn. The other side has the inscription "ONE PENNY" in the center, "SKITCHEWAUG CHAPTER NO. 25 R. A. M. / SPRINGFIELD, VT." around the outer edge, and "CHARTERED JUNE 13, 1873" inside of the first.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced by the Cascadnac Chapter of the Masons in White River Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
Village
White River Junction
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.1c
Description
Silver-toned metal token with the words "ONE PENNY" on the obverse with an olive branch at the bottom, a tablet with a circle of initials "H T W S S T K S" in the center, a chisel, and a funnel. On the other side of the token are the words, "Cleveland Chapter No. 20 R.A.M. Newport, Vt.”
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced for the Cleveland Chapter of the Freemasons in Newport, Vermont.
Acquisition
1953.24
Made or Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall Notes:
Materials
Aluminum
Relationships
Freemasons
Related Place
City
Newport
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Transportation Token
Name/Title
Transportation Token
Entry/Object ID
2020.18.3
Description
Silver-toned token used to cross the Pont Champlain Bridge. It bears the inscription, "CONSEIL DES PORTS NATIONAUX/NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD" around the edge, and "PONT CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE" in the center on both sides.
Context
Used to pay for crossing the Pont Champlain Bridge
Acquisition
2020.18
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Related Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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