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1oz AG Art Bar | Football | Commemorative Sports Series

WEIGHT CLASS:
1oz
COUNTRY ORIGIN:
United States
SERIAL TYPE:
Absent
SERIAL NUMBER:
Absent
HALLMARK:
Lower Left Corner
HALLMARK SHAPE:
Octagonal - E Insert
COMPOSITION:
AG
OBTAINABILITY:
Uncommon
EXAMPLE TYPE:
Art Bar
COLLECTION:
PRIVATE
COUNTERSTAMP:
Commemorative Sports Series
DESCRIPTION:
1869 - 1st Intercollegiate Football Game - Princeton vs. Rutgers

The first intercollegiate football gane was played in New Brunswick, New Jersey November 6, 1869 between Rutgers and Princeton. Rutgers won, 6 to 4. (The following weekend, the two teams played again, and this time Princeton won 8 to 0.)

In these early days of football, the game was a modification of the game of soccer. Football, as it is known today, started with the introduction of rugby in a series of games between Harvard and McGill University in 1874. Tule changes quickly followed and eventually lead to the modern American game called football.

Engelhard produced the Commemorative Sports Series of bars in 1980, in mintage of 5000 sets.

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