Here is a very nice early award medal made of a white metal composition, in quite splendid condition overall, measuring app. 1 & 5/8 across, with a plain edge. This beautiful Civil War-era patriotic piece shows hardly any wear, really, with only some minor imperfections and three small edge marks on the obverse nothing overly distracting, and I have not cleaned it in any manner, with four of the photos having been "enhanced" for clarity.Those edge marks extend only a hair beneath the edge, and the medal is really in exceptional shape for its age, with a superb silver color on its reflective surfaces, the obverse exhibiting a rather neat cameo effect depending how it's held. The obverse depicts a noble-looking eagle perched on a "Stars-and-Bars" shield, and the bird is ready to put an end to the writhing snake in its talons, that serpent wide-jawed and extra creepy - I love it. "Honor To The Brave" is at the top, with "Illustrious Deeds A Nations Pride" along the bottom, a minuscule F. The center of the reverse is blank, to allow for an inscription, and that area is encircled by a bowed, leafy berried wreath, that in turn surrounded by "From The War Fund Committee Of Brooklyn New-York", the date 1863. The item "1863 Brooklyn N.
Civil War Fund Committee Eagle Snake Honor To The Brave Medal" is in sale since Wednesday, December 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Exonumia\Medals". The seller is "bluedave827" and is located in Cicero, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.