Panama Canal Completion

HK-398 · 1914

Year 1914
Metal Bronze
Weight
Diameter 38 mm
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Reference HK-398

The first vessel passing through the Panama Canal on August 3, 1914 carried a reported 50,000 of these metals, consecutively numbered. The completion of the Panama Canal was a cause for celebrations worldwide. On the 100th anniversary in 2015, that event was re-created as similar commemorative medals were carried through the Panama Canal.

Category

1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition