SOLD: HK-72 1876 Centennial Washington Large Bust / American Colonies SCD


Reference HK-72
SH 2-15 GP
Date 1876
Grade AU
Price $395.00
Item # 3644
Metal Gold-Plated

Engraved by George B. Soley, who was a diesinker and worked at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia from 1859 until his death in 1908. This is a rare gold-plated variety. Auction catalogs from 1878 & 1879 name the reverse die the “American Colonies,” representing the fact that General Washington’s troops were farmers during peace and soldiers when at war; this is truly an emotional design, considering the fact that they were victorious over the well-trained British Army.