SOLD: HK-6 1853 New York Crystal Palace Official SCD

NGC MS 60

Reference HK-6
SH 1-1 (view)
Date 1853
Grade MS 60
Price $1,175.00
Item # 1035
Metal White Metal
Engraved By C. Stubenrauch

Only 14 graded with six finer. Struck for the first “International” Exposition held in the United States and hosted in New York City. A Crystal Palace, similar to London’s 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition, was built to exhibit and house the industry of all nations for comparison, competition, instruction and encouragement. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis attended the opening ceremonies. P.T. Barnum was elected president to help make it a success. Structure was destroyed by fire in 1858 and never rebuilt.