SOLD: HK-6 1853 New York Crystal Palace Official SCD

NGC MS 62 Jeff Shevlin Collection

Reference HK-6
SH 1-1 WM
Date 1853
Grade MS 62
Price $1,295.00
Item # 3716
Metal White Metal
Designed By Carstensen & Gildemeister
Engraved By C. Stubenrauch

TOP POP, none graded finer. Stacks sold an NGC 62 for $1,320. A well struck, pleasing example of a very scarce So-Called Dollar. cataloged as SH 1-1 in the new standard reference book for So-Called Dollars.
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.