Centennial Washington Large Bust / Centennial Fountain

1876 · SH 2-16 WM · HK-68

Year 1876
Metal White Metal
Weight
Diameter 37.7 mm
Designed By
Engraved By George B. Soley
Minted By
Rarity R-7
Orientation
Reference SH 2-16 WM
HK-68

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. Dies by Soley.

Category

1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition