SOLD: HK-422 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition Hensley U.S. Expositions SCD – Lower Variety


Reference HK-422 (view)
Date 1915
Grade BU++
Price $185.00
Item # 2231
Metal Gold-Plated

Hensley would later use this design to strike a similar medal for the 1939-40 Golden Gate International Exposition, see (SH 23-4). There are three different die varieties: upper variety – initials I&J off the coast of Mexico, lower variety – initials I&J off the coast of Central America, and no initials variety. This is the “Lower Variety” with initials I&J off the coast of Central America. Gold-Plated.

E.E. Hensley of San Francisco struck this elegant commemorative medal with large golden gates that swing open to a view of the Golden Gate. The reverse features a map of the United States indicating the location of cities and the dates which they hosted an International or Industrial Exposition. Some varieties are signed with the initials I & J for Irvine & Jachens, either off the coast of Mexico, near the Panama Canal, or not signed at all.