For Sale: HK-6 1853 New York Crystal Palace Official SCD

$595.00 · NGC AU 58

Reference HK-6
SH 1-1 WM
Date 1853
Grade AU 58
Price $595.00
Item # 3465
Metal White Metal
Designed By Carstensen & Gildemeister
Engraved By C. Stubenrauch

A well struck, pleasing example of a very scarce So-Called Dollar.
Struck for the first “International” Exposition held in the United States and hosted in New York City. A Crystal Palace, similar to London’s 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition, was built to exhibit and house the industry of all nations for comparison, competition, instruction and encouragement. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis attended the opening ceremonies. P.T. Barnum was elected president to help make it a success. Structure was destroyed by fire in 1858 and never rebuilt.