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

$290.00 · BU

Reference HK-21
SH 2-1 BZ
Date 1876
Grade BU
Price $290.00
Item # 3727
Metal Bronze
Designed By William Barber
Engraved By William Barber

Nice mahogany surfaces, this so-called dollar includes the original red round circular box that the medal was sold in. The box has partially separated and is missing a small section on the side. 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. Gold-Plated.