George Washington’s Society of the Cincinnati Medal Sells for $5.3million

It was back in December 2007 when George Washington’s Society of the Cincinnati medal was auctioned off at Sotheby’s for a whopping $5,305,000. Founded by General Washington and other officers of the Continental and French armies who served in the American Revolution, the Society of the Cincinnati is the oldest and most prestigious of America’s many hereditary societies. However, the Society was not one of the favorites of the American Congress. Louis XVI was himself a member, and the Society was known as the ordre de Cincinnatus in France, where…

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