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Issuing authority:
Congress of the United States  Search this
Associated person:
Dupre, Augustin  Search this
Obverse engraver:
Dupre, Augustin  Search this
Reverse engraver:
Dupre, Augustin  Search this
United States Mint  Search this
Physical Description:
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
overall: 56.3 mm; 2 7/32 in
Object Name:
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
Associated date:
1781 01 17
Description (Brief):
One (1) Daniel Morgan at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1781
Obverse Image: Morgan leads an infantry change on horseback against a retreating British cavalry; another cavalry charge is visible in the background. Obverse Text: VICTORIA / LIBERTATIS / VINDEX / FVGATIS / CAPTIS / AVT / CAESIS / AD / COPENS / HOSTIBVS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI / DUPRE. / INV. / ET. / F.
Reverse Image: America, represented as a semi-nude Indian female places a crown of laurels on the head of Morgan who stands in uniform to her right; he bows slightly to receive his crown; behind them are two cannons, a shield, trumpet, fasces, and sundry standards to represent war. Reverse Text: DANIELI / MORGAN / DUCI / EXERCITUS / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUPRE / F.
General Information: Struck from 1839 Barré dies.
Currently not on view
Related event:
Battle of Cowpens, 1781  Search this
Credit Line:
Library of Congress
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source:
National Museum of American History