Panama Pacific International Exposition Official Medal

1915 · SH 18-1 BBZ · HK-400

Year 1915
Metal Bright Bronze
Weight
Diameter 38 mm
Minted By
Rarity R-5
Orientation
Reference SH 18-1 BBZ
HK-400

This official medal celebrates the opening of the Panama Canal. Winged Mercury opens the Canal locks with the ship Argo, the symbol of navigation, passing through the locks. Two females are shown on the reverse representing the two hemispheres entwined around earth holding cornucopias. Designed by Robert Aitken, who also designed the official $50 round gold and $50 octagonal gold PPIE commemorative coins, the medal was struck in the U.S. Mint Exhibit at the Exposition.

Category

1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition