Dated 1868


Obverse depicts a couple in formal dress. The man is wearing a stovepipe hat and holding a cane, and the woman is wearing a bonnet and a long striped dress. The couple is surrounded by a dove, signifying peace, a flowering plant, signifying prosperity, and an unusual array of five sailing vessels. Reverse depicts a three-masted vessel heading out of port, flying assorted flags and pennants. On the coastline are two trees, a house, and two figures seeing off the ship, one holding a large flag. Numerous birds in flight surround ship. One edge with "PrePear to Meet Thy God" within a swag border. Other edge with a "C", a Maltese cross and a "C" above "G 1868". Initials and date flanked by three entwined fish, signifying the Holy Trinity, a mustard seed plant, signifying faith, and palm branches, signifying regality. Unique geometric composition, many elements deeply engraved.
Length 5.25".
Condition: Uneven at base, as typical. Scattered and unobtrusive faint age lines. Generally well preserved.
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  • Provenance:
    The Kobacker Scrimshaw Collection.

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