For Sale: HK-428 1915 Panama-California Exposition Official SCD

Sold · NGC AU 58

Reference HK-428
SH 19-1 GP
Date 1915
Grade NGC AU 58
Price Sold
Item # 2035
Metal Gold-Plated
Designed By C.K. Berryman
Engraved By Charles Barber

Charles E. Barber of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia engraved the dies based on a design by the Washington Star newspaper cartoonist C.K. Berryman. The U.S. Mint sold these directly to the public at the exposition. On the obverse Uncle Sam wearing the stars and stripes holds a shovel, the handle of which splits Central America where the Panama Canal was dug. On the reverse the ship S.S. Ancon is passing through the gates of the Panama Canal, it was the first ship to sail through the canal on the date of the official opening, dated August 15, 1914.