1892 Corn Belt Exposition

Mitchell, South Dakota

The popularity of unique buildings constructed of local agricultural crops spread throughout the Midwest in the late 1800s and 1900s. Mitchell, South Dakota built their own “corn palace“ for the Corn Belt Exposition in 1892. The goal was to promote the agricultural benefits of the rich soil of South Dakota, and to attract new settlers to the area. Three so-called dollars were struck 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 5-111:

Corn Belt Exposition Official Medal

1892 · SH 5-101 AL · Aluminum

On the obverse is the main exposition building. The reverse states “South Dakota’s Invitation to…

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Corn Belt Simple Invitation Medal

1892 · SH 5-102 AL · Aluminum

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