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Coin commemorating the Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary, 1924

MEC2586
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Collection Coins and medals, Coins
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Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: William the Silent, Prince of
Historical Association: William the Silent, Prince of
Depiction: Coligny, Gaspard de
Historical Association: Coligny, Gaspard de
EventsHuguenot-Walloon tercentenary, 1624-1924

Object details:

Object ID MEC2586
Description A half-dollar. Obverse: Short busts conjoined (both right) of Gaspard de Coligny (1516-1572) in a cap, robe and order and the Stadtholder, William the Silent (1533-1584) in a ruff and armour. Legend: 'UNITED . STATES . OF . AMERICA HUGUENOT . HALF . DOLLAR'. Inscription (right) 'IN GOD WE TRUST'. Below busts 'COLIGNY . WILLIAM . THE . SILENT'. Reverse: Port quarter view of a three-masted ship under sail. Legend: 'HUGUENOT-WALLOON . TERCENTENARY'. Below: 'FOUNDING . OF . NEW-NETHERLAND'. Inscription left and right '1624-1924'.
Date made 1924

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made USA
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silver
Measurements Overall: 31 mm
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  • Coin commemorating the Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary, 1924 (MEC2586)
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