Pony Express Termination Centennial

1961 · HK-589

Year 1961
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Weight
Diameter 33 mm
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Reference HK-589

The Pony Express was discontinued when the transcontinental telegraph was completed in late 1861. President Lincoln characterized the Pony Express as “an immortal service to the Union.” A telegraph key and a riderless horse are on the obverse. The reverse depicts a dismounted Pony Express rider leading his horse away, walking with his back to us, with telegraph wires in the background.

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1960