Crystal Palace New York City

HK-6 · 1853

Year 1853
Metal White Metal
Weight
Diameter 45 mm
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Reference HK-6

Struck for the first “International” Exposition held in the United States and hosted in New York City. A Crystal Palace, similar to London’s 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition, was built to exhibit and house the industry of all nations for comparison, competition, instruction and encouragement. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis attended the opening ceremonies. P.T. Barnum was elected president to help make it a success. The Palace was destroyed by fire in 1858 and never rebuilt.

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1850