Manila Bay Medal (Dewey Medal)

SKU: 02.USA.0209.101.01

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  • Manila Bay Medal Obverse
  • Manila Bay Medal Obverse
  • Manila Bay Medal Reverse
  • Manila Bay Medal Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    United States
  • date of institution
    June 3, 1898
  • makers
    Tiffany & Co.
  • remarks
    The Bronze Medal was designed by Daniel Chester French. The Bronze Medal is unique in that it is one out of few United States service medals that was officially engraved with the recipient's name.

History


The Manila Bay Medal, also known as the Dewey Medal, was established by Act of Congress on June 3, 1898, in commemoration of Dewey's defeat of the Spanish Navy at Manila Bay. The Bronze Medal was presented to Navy and Marine Corps personnel who served on 1 out of 7 vessels under the command of Admiral Dewey in the battle of Maila Bay. The Medal was also presented to Admiral Dewey.

The Medal is engraved on the rim with the recipient's details.

There are 7 versions of the Medal which vary by the reverse inscription of the vessel the recognized recipient served on.

There may be additional versions of the Medal which vary by composition.

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Versions

  • Price

    $100 USD

  • Composition

    Blackened Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: THE GIFT OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ASIATIC SQUADRON UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMODORE GEORGE DEWEY Rev: IN MEMORY OF THE VICTORY OF MANILA BAY MAY 1 USS BALTIMORE 1898

  • Size

    45.5mm

  • Maker

    Tiffany & Co., New York City

  • Version Remarks

    The obverse is stamped with the maker's mark "D.C. FRENCH."

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  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: THE GIFT OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ASIATIC SQUADRON UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMODORE GEORGE DEWEY Rev: IN MEMORY OF THE VICTORY OF MANILA BAY MAY 1 USS BOSTON 1898

  • Size

    45.5mm

  • Maker

    Tiffany & Co., New York City

  • Version Remarks

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  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: THE GIFT OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ASIATIC SQUADRON UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMODORE GEORGE DEWEY Rev: IN MEMORY OF THE VICTORY OF MANILA BAY MAY 1 USS CONCORD 1898

  • Size

    45.5mm

  • Maker

    Tiffany & Co., New York City

  • Version Remarks

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  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: THE GIFT OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ASIATIC SQUADRON UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMODORE GEORGE DEWEY Rev: IN MEMORY OF THE VICTORY OF MANILA BAY MAY 1 USRC MCCULLOCH 1898

  • Size

    45.5mm

  • Maker

    Tiffany & Co., New York City

  • Version Remarks

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  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: THE GIFT OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ASIATIC SQUADRON UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMODORE GEORGE DEWEY Rev: IN MEMORY OF THE VICTORY OF MANILA BAY MAY 1 USS OLYMPIA 1898

  • Size

    45.5mm

  • Maker

    Tiffany & Co., New York City

  • Version Remarks

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  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: THE GIFT OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ASIATIC SQUADRON UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMODORE GEORGE DEWEY Rev: IN MEMORY OF THE VICTORY OF MANILA BAY MAY 1 USS PETREL 1898

  • Size

    45.5mm

  • Maker

    Tiffany & Co., New York City

  • Version Remarks

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  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: THE GIFT OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ASIATIC SQUADRON UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMODORE GEORGE DEWEY Rev: IN MEMORY OF THE VICTORY OF MANILA BAY MAY 1 USS RALEIGH 1898

  • Size

    45.5mm

  • Maker

    Tiffany & Co., New York City

  • Version Remarks

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