Centennial Small Independence Hall / Star

1876 · SH 2-19 CU · HK-47A

Year 1876
Metal Copper
Weight
Diameter 37.7 mm
Designed By
Engraved By George B. Soley
Minted By
Rarity R-8
Orientation
Reference SH 2-19 CU
HK-47A

Soley’s Independence Hall obverse die and his Star reverse die with legend stating it was struck in the Centennial Building at the exposition. In 1875 Soley purchased the U.S. Mints first steam coining press, refurbished it, and took it to the Centennial Exposition to strike medals.

Category

1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition