All So-Called Dollars

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Inter-State Industrial Exposition Official Medal

1873 · SH 1-11 WM · White Metal · 1873 Inter-State Industrial Exposition of Chicago

The Inter-State Exposition Building, modeled after the London and New York Crystal Palaces adorns the…

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Centennial Liberty Bell Rounded 6 / Independence Hall

1876 · SH 2-4 WM · White Metal · 1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition

William H. Key engraved two different dies with the Liberty Bell design. Careful inspection reveals…

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Centennial Liberty Bell / Garland

1876 · SH 2-10 CU · Copper · 1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition

Key’s Liberty Bell is paired with a plain reverse that has a circle of garland…

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Centennial Washington Large Bust / Independence Hall

1876 · SH 2-12 CU · Copper · 1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition

The Washington bust design engraved by Soley is combined with the Independence Hall Bell design…

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Centennial Washington Large Bust / American Colonies

1876 · SH 2-15 CU · Copper · 1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition

Auction catalogs from 1878 & 1879 name the reverse die the “American Colonies,” representing the…

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Centennial Washington Large Bust / Scrolls

1876 · SH 2-17 S · Silver · 1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition

Obverse die by Soley, reverse die with arabesque scrolls likely done by Soley as well.…

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Centennial Washington Large Bust / Star

1876 · SH 2-18 WM · White Metal · 1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition

Soley’s white metal variety reverse die has a “No” for “number” engraved into the die…

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Centennial Seated Liberty / Star

1876 · SH 2-20.1 WM · White Metal · 1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition

Scott Stamp & Coin Company, in their October 27, 1879 auction, lot #689, sold a…

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Centennial Fountain / Star

1876 · SH 2-22 CU · Copper · 1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition

The Centennial Fountain die is found paired with Soley’s Washington Large Bust, this star reverse,…

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Total Abstinence / Scrolls

1876 · SH 2-25 S · Silver · 1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition

The H.W. Holland list of Centennial Medals published in the January 1876 American Journal of…

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