For Sale: HK-22 1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition Official SCD

$245.00 · NGC MS 61

Reference HK-22
SH 2-1 GP
Date 1876
Grade MS 61
Price $245.00
Item # 3962
Metal Gold-Plated
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 firmament, 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. Gold-Plated.