Designer after Augustus Saint-Gaudens, American, 1848-1907
Designer Philip Martiny, American, 1858-1927
Manufacturer Gorham Manufacturing Co., American, established 1831
  • Washington Centennial Medal
Date 1889
Medium bronze
Dimensions Overall: 4 5/8 inches (11.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the Gorham Manufacturing Company.
Accession Number 02.37.2
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, on obverse, top center: Geroge Washington

Inscribed, on obverse, center: Pater Patriae | M DGGL XX XIX

Inscribed, on obverse, under portrait: Philip Martiny modtler design and copyright by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Inscribed, on reverse: To commemorate| the inauguration | of George Washington |as first President of the | United States of America |at New York April XXX |MD CCCL XXXIX|By authority of the committee| on celebrations | New York April |XXX | M D C C C LXXXIX

Inscribed, on reverse, on eagle’s shield: E Pluribus Unum
1902-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)