For Sale: HK-5 1853 New York Crystal Palace Official SCD

$850.00 · NGC UNC Details Cleaned

Reference HK-5
SH 1-1 BZ
Date 1853
Grade UNC Details Cleaned
Price $850.00
Item # 3938
Metal Bronze
Designed By Carstensen & Gildemeister
Engraved By C. Stubenrauch

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. UNC details – cleaned. Obverse rotated dies double struck.