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HT 156, Low 104

The NEW YORK on all obverse dies pertain to the location of the American Institue, issuer of the medal reproduced there.

Willard Robinson was one of the partners. He married a girl of the H. M. & E. I. Richards family. The R. & W. Robinson firm was reorganized from the earlier Robinson's Jones & Co. firm in 1836. In 1848 they were succeeded in turn by D. Evans & Co. (Daniel Evans was the striker of the Rhode Island series of Civil War token mulings depicting hunting scenes).

Documentary evidence shows that some of the 1836 Robinson cards were actually struck in 1839.

(Rulau 9th Edition)