Centennial Declaration of Independence Demarest / Washington Ornamental Bust

1876 · SH 2-47 S · HK-75A

Reference SH 2-47 S
Date 1876
Metal Silver
Diameter 42 mm
Designed By
Engraved By Abraham Demarest
George Hampden Lovett
Minted By
Rarity R-9

The Declaration of Independence die has three different varieties that are found paired with the Washington Ornamental Bust. This variety, engraved by Demarest, accurately depicts Wright’s famous painting with four people seated and two standing to the right of the Committee of Five. All of these medals have extensive die cracks on the obverse near the signature. The reverse, engraved by George Hampden Lovett, features a naked bust of George Washington with an ornamental border of Calvary and Infantry.


1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition