For Sale: HK-21 1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition Official SCD

$395.00 · NGC MS 64 BN

Reference HK-21
SH 2-1 BZ
Date 1876
Grade MS 64 BN
Price $395.00
Item # 3961
Metal Bronze
Designed By William Barber
Engraved By William Barber

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. Authorized by Congress and struck in the Mint Exhibit at the Exposition.