For Sale: HK-20 1876 Centennial Exposition Official SCD

$465.00 · AU

Reference HK-20
Date 1876
Grade AU
Price $465.00
Item # 2065
Metal Silver
Designed By William Barber
Engraved By William Barber

Includes original leather box of issue, with tri-fold book-style holder and the case it slides into. Very nice condition. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Authorized by Congress and struck in the Mint Exhibit at the Exposition. The obverse depicts Liberty rising with a sword in her hand. The United States was sending a message to the world with the design of the official medal for the 1876 Centennial Celebration. The obverse features liberty in a reclining position rising up, reaching for the stars symbolizing that the United States will be recognized as a world power. At that time most of Europe considered the United States to be a third world country. Struck to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This medal was designed and engraved by William Barber, struck at the Philadelphia Mint, and sold at the 1876 Centennial Exposition. Struck in Silver.