1887 National Agricultural Exposition

Kansas City, Missouri

The organizers of the National Agricultural Exposition intended the event to be “the grandest success as an exhibition of natural products that was ever held in America.“ The design of the building was inspired by the Crystal Palace in London. President Cleveland and his wife did attend as planned, but they have little time to actually do more than pass through the exposition grounds without inspecting the exhibits. The pair were making a whistle stop tour of the Midwest with just enough time to make a speech, engage the crowds, and then move on to the next stop. Three so-called dollars were struck in various compositions for this exposition. The details are cataloged in my 2023 book So-Called Dollars Volume I: United States Expositions. Click on the “View All” link below to see them.

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So-Called Dollars Category SH 4-121: