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John Adams

John Adams
Moritz Furst, Mar 1782 - after 1841
John Adams, 30 Oct 1735 - 4 Jul 1826
after 1878
Diameter: 5.1cm (2")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Lloyd G. Schermer
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No peace medals were created with John Adams’s likeness during his administration. Later, a die made by Moritz Fürst, who had created profile portraits for earlier silver peace medals, was struck in bronze. Based on preexisting likenesses of Adams, medals in several sizes were created until the early twentieth century in an effort to complete a series of presidential portrait medals.
Durante la administración de John Adams no se crearon medallas de la paz con su imagen. Sin embargo, tiempo después se acuñó una en bronce con un troquel hecho por Moritz Fürst, quien ya había creado otros perfiles para medallas anteriores en plata. Para completar las series de medallas presidenciales, continuaron haciéndose medallas de distintos tamaños con la imagen de Adams a partir de diversos retratos hasta principios del siglo XX.
Moritz Fürst (1782–después de 1841)
Bronce, después de 1878
Galería Nacional de Retratos, Instituto Smithsonian, donación de Betty A. y Lloyd G. Schermer
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