SOLD: HK-20 1876 Centennial Exposition Official White Metal SCD


Reference HK-20
SH 2-1 WM
Date 1876
Grade BU
Price $75.00
Item # 3640
Metal White Metal
Designed By William Barber
Engraved By William Barber

This is a cast copy in white metal. The obverse depicts Liberty rising with a sword in her hand. The United States was sending a message to the world with the design of the official medal for the 1876 Centennial Celebration. The obverse features liberty in a reclining position rising up, reaching for the stars symbolizing that the United States will be recognized as a world power. At that time most of Europe considered the United States to be a third world country. Struck to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.