1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition

San Francisco held it's second major exposition in 1915 to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal and to let the world know that The City had recovered from the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire.

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Panama Canal Completion

1914 · HK-398 · Bronze

The first vessel passing through the Panama Canal on August 3, 1914 carried a reported […]

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Panama Pacific International Exposition Official Medal

1915 · HK-399 · SH 18-1 S · Silver

This official medal celebrates the opening of the Panama Canal. Winged Mercury opens the Canal […]

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Panama Pacific International Exposition Official Medal

1915 · HK-400 · SH 18-1 BBZ · Bright Bronze

This official medal celebrates the opening of the Panama Canal. Winged Mercury opens the Canal […]

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Panama Pacific International Exposition Official Medal

1915 · HK-401 · SH 18-1 GPBZ · Gold-Plated Bronze

This official medal celebrates the opening of the Panama Canal. Winged Mercury opens the Canal […]

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Taft Ground Breaking

1915 · SH 18-2 BZ · Bronze

Joseph Mayer & Bros, a Seattle jewelry manufacturing firm, struck this commemorative medal for the […]

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Standing Minerva / Battleship No Lower Portholes

1915 · HK-414 · SH 18-3

On the obverse is Minerva standing facing left. The exposition grounds stretch out behind her […]

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Standing Minerva / Battleship Multiple Portholes

1915 · SH 18-4 BZ · Bronze

Standing Minerva with a grizzly bear at her side and the exposition grounds in the […]

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Standing Minerva / Tower of Jewels

1915 · HK-415 · SH 18-5 GP · Gold-Plated

Standing Minerva with a grizzly bear at her side and the exposition grounds in the […]

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Standing Minerva with Rays / Tower of Jewels Type C

1915 · HK-415A · SH 18-6 GP · Gold-Plated

Minerva standing with broad bands representing rays of light emanating behind her. The Tower of […]

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Tower of Jewels / Battleship No Lower Portholes

1915 · HK-416 · SH 18-7 GP · Gold-Plated

The Tower of Jewels, one of the major attractions at the exposition, with thousands of […]

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Tower of Jewels Gustave Fox Battleship

1915 · HK-416A · SH 18-8 AL · Aluminum

A variation of the Tower of Jewels edifice is on the obverse. The reverse, signed […]

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Laughing Bear / Water-Nymphs

1915 · HK-417 · SH 18-9

A fascinating design with a scantily clad female overlooking the exposition grounds. A grizzly bear […]

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Glory to America

1915 · HK-420 · SH 18-10 ASP · Antiqued Silver-Plate

Four busts adorn the obverse, Woodrow Wilson, president when the canal was completed in 1914; […]

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Glory to America

1915 · HK-421 · SH 18-10 BZ · Bronze

Four busts adorn the obverse, Woodrow Wilson, president when the canal was completed in 1914; […]

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Hensley’s U.S. Expositions

1915 · HK-422 · SH 18-11

E.E. Hensley of San Francisco struck this elegant commemorative medal with large golden gates that […]

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Alabama State

1915 · HK-402 · SH 18-12 BZ · Bronze

Whitehead and Hoag produced several PPIE State Fund so-called dollars which were sold to help […]

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Alabama State

1915 · HK-402A · SH 18-12 SP · Silver-Plated

Whitehead and Hoag produced several PPIE State Fund so-called dollars which were sold to help […]

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Arkansas State

1915 · HK-403 · SH 18-13 AL · Aluminum

The Arkansas State Fund so-called dollar, produced by Whitehead & Hoag of Newark, NJ, celebrates […]

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Florida State

1915 · HK-404 · SH 18-14

Headless Winged Victory or Winged Nike standing on the prow of a ship which is […]

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Georgia State

1915 · HK-405 · SH 18-15

A striding female wearing a long gown is carrying a cornucopia overflowing with fruits and […]

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Kentucky State

1915 · HK-410B · SH 18-16

The Kentucky State seal is on the obverse, microscopic signature Robbins Co Attleboro near the […]

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Louisiana State

1915 · HK-406 · SH 18-17 BZ · Bronze

A view of the Louisiana State Building at the exposition on the obverse, the State […]

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Maryland State

1915 · HK-407 · SH 18-18 BZ · Bronze

Maryland honored two of its native sons who, through their songs, made the state famous. […]

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Mississippi State

1915 · HK-408 · SH 18-19 BZ · Bronze

Portraits of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States during the Civil War and John […]

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Montana State

1915 · HK-409 · SH 18-20

Winged Victory or Nike stands on the prow of a ship, the exposition buildings can […]

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Montana State 1915

1915 · HK-419A · SH 18-21

Two miners with a pick and shovel are gold-panning next to a stream. An Indian […]

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Nebraska State 1915

1915 · HK-419 · SH 18-22

The State seal of Nebraska is on the obverse featuring a blacksmith with a hammer […]

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North Carolina State

1915 · HK-410 · SH 18-23

The North Carolina State seal with two women, one holding a staff with a cap […]

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Oregon State

1915 · HK-411 · SH 18-24

Built for the exposition the Oregon State Building with gigantic wood columns is on the […]

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South Carolina State

1915 · HK-412 · SH 18-25

The South Carolina State seal, which was adopted in 1776, adorns the obverse. The common […]

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Tennessee State

1915 · HK-413 · SH 18-26

The Tennessee State seal with symbols of agriculture above and a ship representing commerce below. […]

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Uniface Columbia

1915 · SH 18-27 S · Silver

Obverse features Columbia standing on a world globe, behind her are several ships passing through […]

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Lucky Charm

1915 · SH 18-28

Two females, one standing and one seated looking at each other are shaking hands, likely […]

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Official Souvenir Slug

1915 · SH 18-29 GP · Gold-Plated

Official Souvenir Slug legend is centered above within the center beaded circle, PPIE below in […]

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Souvenir Slug Design.Pat Right

1915 · SH 18-30 BZ · Bronze

Souvenir slug legend, without Official, is centered above within the center beaded circle, PPIE below […]

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Souvenir Slug Design.Pat Left

1915 · HK-423 · SH 18-31 SP · Silver-Plated

Souvenir slug legend, without Official, is centered above within the center beaded circle, PPIE below […]

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Souvenir Slug Design.Pat Left

1915 · HK-424 · SH 18-31 GP · Gold-Plated

Souvenir slug legend, without Official, is centered above within the center beaded circle, PPIE below […]

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Official Souvenir Days of ’49 Slug

1915 · HK-425 · SH 18-32

Days of ’49 in legend below Official Souvenir, microscopic Copyrighted at bottom, this variety is […]

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Columbia Slug

1915 · SH 18-33 GP · Gold-Plated

A slug facsimile with a design very similar to SH 18-27 with Columbia standing on […]

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Hart’s Gold Coins of the West 1915, Round Minerva

1915 · SH 18-34 G · Gold

From the M.E. Hart Coins of the Golden West, which is a set of 39 […]

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Hart’s Gold Coins of the West 1915, Octagonal Minerva

1915 · SH 18-35 G · Gold

From the M.E. Hart Coins of the Golden West, which is a set of 39 […]

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