For Sale: HK-154 1893 Columbian Exposition Large Letters Official SCD

$170.00 · NGC MS 65

Reference HK-154
SH 6-1.1 GP
Date 1893
Grade MS 65
Price $170.00
Item # 3987
Metal Gold-Plated

Near TOP POP, 342 are certified by NGC yet there are only 14 finer in MS 66 and 1 finer in MS 67. This is the Two Pearl, Large Letter variety of the Official U.S. Mint souvenir medal minted on the fairgrounds. Engraved by George Morgan, his signature “M” is below the edifice to the far right. The most common variety is gold-plated, incorrectly referred to as brass. Originally struck in oreide which toned unattractively, it was replaced with the gold-plated variety. Two obverse die varieties exist. The One Pearl die variety is likely an early used die. There are other known minor die varieties. Struck in Gold-Plated Brass.