Antique 1865 Aluminum 1000 Fine Religious Dr Henry D Cogswell Temperance Coin Medal Medallion
Antique Dr Henry D Cogswell Temperance coin. Struck by R & H company from aluminum metal which is 1000 fine in 1865. Aluminum was extremely expensive to produce in the mid 1800's costing more than gold at the time.
Cogswell was a dentist and pioneering Temperance philanthropist who established cool water drinking fountains for the public across the country believing that with access to fresh cool water people could choose to abstain from alcohol. The obverse side of the coin depicts Cogswell in side profile with his family motto on the reverse. T
Marked on front: All benefactors of Mankind I claim as my Brethren, Dr Henry D Cogswell, SF USA AD 1865 (1000 Fine R & H under the bust)
Marked on back: I honor meritorious deeds of philanthropy and fidelity, I encourage temperance, art, science and mechanics, granted to Lord Humphry Cogswell AD 1447
A great addition to your antique religious or temperance collection
Medal measures 1.5" diameter and weighs: 0.1oz
This medal is in fair condition considering age and use - please see all pictures as they form part of the description.
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