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Ref: 3281

Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, silver prize medal by W Wyon, awarded 1883, scarce in silver

 

 

Obv: bust left of James Watt

 

Rev: ROYAL CORNWALL POLYTECHNIC SOCIETY INSTITUTED 1833 SECOND CLASS in 7 lines

 

Edge: engraved JOHN WRIGHT & Co FOR GAS COOKING STOVES 1883

 

References: E 1272; Cochran-Patrick 118/56

 

Condition: Good very fine; Diameter: 45mm

 

 

Notes: John Wright & Co. were based in Birmingham. James Watt (1736-1819), Scottish engineer and inventor, known to numismatists for his development of minting processes in partnership with Matthew Boulton at the Soho Mint, Birmingham. The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society was founded in Falmouth, where it still exists, to promote arts and science.

 

 

Price 55

Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, silver prize medal by W Wyon

Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, silver prize medal by W Wyon

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