SOLD: HK-67 1876 Centennial Washington Large Bust / Centennial Fountain SCD


Reference HK-67
SH 2-16 (view)
Date 1876
Grade GEM BU
Price $695.00
Item # 3047
Metal Gold-Plated
Engraved By George B. Soley

Engraved by George B. Soley, who was a diesinker and worked at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia from 1859 until his death in 1908. This is a rare gold-plated variety. The Centennial Fountain was funded and built under the direction of the Catholic Church to “honor the Republic, express patriotism of the membership, and to promote the Irish-Catholic temperance societies.” There is an excellent article about the Centennial Fountain authored by Donald Lannon and published by Greg Burns in the Summer 2019 edition of The California Numismatist.