101126 | UNITED STATES. Washington/Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania bronze Medal.

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    101126 | UNITED STATES. George Washington/Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania bronze Medal. Issued 1902. Commemorating the sesquicentennial of Washington's initiation (52mm, 71.02 g, 12h).

     

    SESQUI–CENTENNIAL • OF • WASHINGTON'S • INITIATION • AS • A • FREEMASON • A • L • 5902, bust of Washington left; E A NOV 4 5752 / F C MAR 3 5753 / M M AUG 4 5753 / GRAND LODGE OF PENNSYLVANIA / VIRTUTE SILENTIO AMORE, winged facing head within border of rays. Edge: Plain.

     

    Baker O-297. Choice Mint State. Highly lustrous and brilliant, with alluring reddish-chocolate brown surfaces; a few light marks are noted.

     

    Heavily active as a mason, George Washington joined the masonic lodge in his local Fredericksburg, Virginia at the age of just 20 in 1752. For the remainder of his life, he visited various chapters around the new nation, even overseeing the cornerstone-laying ceremony for the U.S. Capitol in 1793 while serving as president. This medal, issued for the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, celebrates the 150th anniversary since his induction in 1752.

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