For Sale: HK-20 1876 Centennial Exposition Official SCD

Sold · NGC MS 62 Jeff Shevlin Collection

Reference HK-20
Date 1876
Grade NGC MS 62
6275985-005
Jeff Shevlin Collection
Price Sold
Item # 3227
Metal Silver
Designed By William Barber
Engraved By William Barber

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.