All So-Called Dollars

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New York Crystal Palace Official Medal

1853 · SH 1-1 BS · HK-5 · Brass · 1853 New York Crystal Palace

Designed and likely struck by Carl Stubenrauch of St. Louis, Missouri. Signature below Liberty’s foot.

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New York Crystal Palace Official Medal

1853 · SH 1-1 WM · HK-6 · White Metal · 1853 New York Crystal Palace

Struck for the first “International” Exposition held in the United States and hosted in New…

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Crystal Palace Industry of All Nations

1853 · SH 1-2 WM · HK-7A · White Metal · 1853 New York Crystal Palace

Engraved by George Hampden Lovett, micro signature G.H. Lovett N.Y. below the building. George Lovett…

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Heenan Boxing Champion of America

1860 · HK-10 · White Metal · Category: 1860

Bust features John C. Heenan the “Benicia Boy” who won the first clear claim to…

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Sayers Boxing Champion of England

1860 · HK-10B · Copper · Category: 1860

The Boxing Champion of England, Thomas Sayers bust adorns the obverse. Struck to commemorate the…

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Bombardment of Fort Sumter

1861 · HK-11B · Category: 1860

A battle scene on the obverse depicts exploding bombs and smoke as Fort Sumter is…

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Grant Transcontinental Railway Completion

1869 · HK-12A · Category: 1860

The completion of the first transcontinental railroad was a major technological accomplishment. Only 20 years…

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Pilgrim Jubilee Memorial

1870 · HK-15 · Brass · Category: 1870

Struck in 1870 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the pilgrims voyage on the Mayflower…

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Battle of Lexington Centennial

1875 · HK-16 · Category: 1870

“What a glorious morning for America” Samuel Adams exclaimed after the Battle of Lexington, April…

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Battle of Lexington Centennial

1875 · HK-17 · Category: 1870

“What a glorious morning for America” Samuel Adams exclaimed after the Battle of Lexington, April…

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