1805 C.C.A.U.S. MEDAL – GEORGE WASHINGTON – 2 TROY OUNCE – 39MM

    (19 customer reviews)

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    Specifications

    Weight

    2.00 troy ounce

    Finish

    Brilliant Uncirculated

    Thickness

    ~6mm

    Purity

    .999 fine

    Edge

    Reeded

    Diameter

    39 mm

    Description

    1805 C.C.A.U.S. (Commander in Chief, Armies of the United States)
    Medal Tribute

    This is the first of Joseph Sansom’s planned series of medals celebrating the History of the American Revolution. There were four completed in his series, with additional mulings created at the Mint later. This was the beginning, and its date of accomplishment is fairly well documented. Sansom presented an example to President Thomas Jefferson, accompanied by his explanatory letter dated December 28, 1805, the same day that his advertisements announcing the medallic series first appeared in Philadelphia newspapers. Jefferson, a medal collector, responded graciously and was later rewarded with an example of the Presidency Relinquished medal on March 25, 1807, and perhaps others in the series. Jefferson’s C.C.A.U.S. medal still resides at Monticello.

    The public notice solicited orders for the medal in silver at $5, and in gold at $50, though none in gold has ever been seen. A few were sold or otherwise distributed, as in the case of Jefferson’s, but according to Baker, the obverse die broke early and this brought an end to this initial entry in Sansom’s series. Indeed, Sansom’s own set of the History of the Revolution medals remains intact, and includes no C.C.A.U.S. medal.

    The C.C.A.U.S. medal has long been considered a landmark of the Washington series, one that typically only appears in truly remarkable collections.

    • Contains 2 oz. Troy of .999 Fine Silver
    • Obverse: Left-facing portrait of George Washington centered.  “G. WASHINGTON C.C.A.U.S.” around the outer circumference.
    • Reverse:  Forward-facing eagle with head down holding an olive branch with his beak, and lightning bolts in his talons above a globe with the United States facing upward, and the words “UNITED STATES” across the center.  Hallmark at 6 o’clock, “TWO TROY OUNCES .999 FINE SILVER.”

    19 reviews for 1805 C.C.A.U.S. MEDAL – GEORGE WASHINGTON – 2 TROY OUNCE – 39MM

    1. Christopher B. (verified owner)

      usIndiana, United States

      Great piece of silver.

    2. RAY P. (verified owner)

      usColorado, United States

      Unique 2oz designs are a keeper.

    3. Terry Davenport (verified owner)

      usOklahoma, United States

      This is an awesome piece! Very down to earth! Great coin for the price! Im very pleased!

    4. Jeffrey (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      As always, beautiful work.

    5. Steven (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      The product was even nicer then I had anticipated. I am very pleased !

    6. David D. (verified owner)

      usCalifornia, United States

      Beautiful coin. Definitely a collectible item.

    7. Dean H. (verified owner)

      usCalifornia, United States

    8. Thomas K. (verified owner)

      usFlorida, United States

    9. Michael I. (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Unique and beautifully made

    10. Richard (verified owner)

      usUnited States

    11. Anonymous (verified owner)

    12. JOHN P O. (verified owner)

      usIllinois, United States

      A very nice coin that I had antiqued and I am very satisfied.

    13. Benjamin (verified owner)

      usTexas, United States

      Excellent customer service, fast shipping, well packed, PERFECT Control and Craftsmanship!

    14. Andrew (verified owner)

      usWashington, United States

      Outstanding G Washington medal! Really nice size & weight!

    15. Guadalupe P. (verified owner)

      usTexas, United States

      The reverse could have been designed better in my opinion.

    16. Mark K. (verified owner)

      usNorth Carolina, United States

      It’s a very beautiful coin an I love the weight of it.

    17. Samuel Winikor (verified owner)

      usNew York, United States

    18. Mike M. (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Its nice to see the detail and the quality of this chunky 2 oz silver round, just wonderful minted, high quality re-stike! The Colonial tribute-series is by far the best from Intaglioas Mint. Seeing these classic coins up close and in fine detail is amazing!

    19. Carol S. (verified owner)

      usOregon, United States

      Beautiful coin!!

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