1901-02 South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition

Charleston, South Carolina

As with so many expositions, weakening trade inspired the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition. The Liberty Bell was sent to Charleston for the exposition and it was only the fourth time the Liberty Bell was transported out of Philadelphia for display. The Bell had previously visited New Orleans, Chicago, and Atlanta. Celebrations were planned in the towns and villages along the route to cheer its passing. Bonfires, lanterns, and torches lit the rail lines at night to express reverence for this artifact of American freedom. 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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South Carolina Exposition Official Medal

1901 · HK-294

The winged female standing on a globe with ships, trains, buildings and agriculture in the…

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