For Sale: HK-26 1876 Centennial Liberty Bell Rounded 6 / Independence Hall SCD

$475.00 · CH BU+

Reference HK-26
SH 2-4 WM
Date 1876
Grade CH BU+
Price $475.00
Item # 3946
Metal White Metal
Designed By William H. Key
Engraved By William H. Key

This medal includes the original circular box of issue and the original blue ribbon is still attached and in excellent condition. The Centennial Exposition held in Philadelphia had the Liberty Bell on display. William H. Key engraved two different dies with the Liberty Bell design. Careful inspection reveals numerous differences, most noticeably the digit 6 in the date. This variety has a rounded 6 on both the obverse and reverse; the other die variety (SH 2-3) has a pointed 6. These dies are not found paired with any other dies and are almost always found holed. William H. Key was the assistant engraver to William Barber, 1864-1885, his signature is below Independence Hall.