Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Facsimile Signatures

WRIGHT, Charles Cushing: USA, ca.1851, Bronze, 91 mm
Obv: John Trumbull's Painting  Declaration of Independence    DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE JULY 4TH, 1776
Rev:
Facsimile signatures of all 56 signatories of the Declaration of Independence. These include (in script, listed here with complete names in order by state):
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry, Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery, Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott, William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris, Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark, Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross, Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean, Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton, William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn, Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton.
Signed:
  C.C. WRIGHT. FECIT
Copper electrotype. This very rare, unlisted medal is not known in any other than electrotype form. Only two specimens are know to exist (Jaeger and Bowers).
Ref: Obverse is the same as Baker 53F, but this medal is unlisted in Baker;  see Jaeger and Bowers, p. 77;  Musante CCW-82;  Weiss BW382

LINK to Image of Declaration of Independence (from Wikipedia)

LINK to Text of Declaration of Independence (from Indiana University School of Law)

LINK to Biographies of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence (from ushistory.org)

LINK to John Trumbull's  Painting, Declaration of Independence (from Wikipedia)

LINK to the American Revolution (from The History Place)

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