Centennial Washington Large Bust / Liberty Bell

1876 · SH 2-11 CU · HK-32A

Year 1876
Metal Copper
Weight
Diameter 37.7 mm
Designed By
Engraved By George B. Soley
William H. Key
Minted By
Rarity R-8
Orientation
Reference SH 2-11 CU
HK-32A

The Washington bust design engraved by Soley is combined with the Liberty Bell design engraved by Key. Both dies are unsigned. This and the medal below are the only Soley & Key die pairs, except for the scrolls reverse (SH 2-7). H. W. Holland in the 1876 American Journal of Numismatics – “Centennial Medals”, states that this was struck in silver, copper and white metal, no mention of bronze.

Category

1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition