~~ #040620 ~~

US Mint Commemorative Medal
Honoring Oliver Hazard Perry

Very Good Condition


  • Obverse has bust of Perry facing right surrounded by "Oliverus H. Perry Princeps Stagno Eriense." ~ "Classim Totam Contudit".

  • Reverse depicts a sea battle scene with inscriptions reading:
    "Viam Invenit Virtus Aut Facit
    Inter Class. Ameri.
    Et Brit Die X. Sep.
    (Valor finds a way. Between the Fleets of America and Britain September 10, 1813.)

  • Engraver's Name.
    Original - "Furst F." under bust (obverse) and at bottom (reverse).
    Restrike - "Furst. F." only at bottom (reverse)

  • Metal/Size: 65 mm.

This medal is listed in Medals of the United States Mint, The First Century, 1792-1892 by R. W. Julian, edited by N. Neil Harris, 1977. It is listed as a "Navy Medal" and assigned the number NA-17. The catalogue listing notes that the original dies, completed in mid-summer of 1818, were broken in 1866 and were replaced in 1869 with "Furst" omitted on the reverse. The catalogue also notes the bust of Commodore Perry in the new die was inferior to the original. Mintage quantities are not stated in the Julian catalogue.

These metals are very hard to date. Many medals, this one included, have been produced in recent years and are marketed by the mint as of today. The modern medals are referred to as "late bronze" or "yellow bronze."

Condition. The medal is in Very Good condition. The luster is gone and most of the surface coating is worn off to varying degrees.


Price: $55.00 (Very Good Condition)

For more general information on this medal, click here.

To see the medal in honor of Commodore M.C. Perry, click here.

The Perry Expedition:    General Information  :   Related Books/Pubs
The Lithographs:    Characteristics   :    Condition    :    Listing    :    Buying
Order On-line:    Lithograph Price List  :   Book Price List
ABE Book List:    BaxleyBooks Inventory on ABE
Special Interest Books/Art:
    ~ K. Ogawa - Color Collotypes and Books/Prints
    ~ T. Hasegawa - Color Woodblock Books
    ~ Shimbi Shoin - Art Reproduction Books
    ~ Tamamura/Takagi, Kobe - Color Collotype Books
    ~ Georges Bigot - Etchings & Art
    ~ Keisuke Serizawa - Calendar Folios & Art
    ~ Woodblock Printing - Process & Miscellaneous Books
    ~ Blackie the Photographer - Okinawa Photo Essay Books
Meiji Era - Japan Views & Images (Price Lists & Information):
    ~ Albumen Photos  :   Other Photos  :   Chromolithographs
    ~ Colored Albumen Photographs (from Brinkley Books)
    ~ Stereoviews  :   Kazumasa Ogawa Collotypes
    ~ CDV - K. Ogawa   :   CDV - Other   :   Cabinet Cards
    ~ Glass Slides, "Magic Lantern" - Hand Colored
    ~ Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita
PayPal Accepted:    Pay for Purchases with PayPal
Buying Books:    Our Book Buying Interests
BaxleyStamps:    Main Page  :   Ryukyu Stamps  :   Japan Stamps

  Frames Version   :   No Frames Version

Copyright - 1999-2019 - George C. Baxley
Copyright and Fair Use Policy is here.

We Are Buying the 1856-7 Perry Expedition Books and Lithographs.
If you have material to sell, please visit this page:

George C. Baxley
PO Box 807
Alamogordo, NM 88311

575.437.8707 --  FAX  575.434.1571

Perry Expedition to Japan Books & Lithographs
BaxleyStamps.com  gbaxley@netmdc.com