SOLD: HK-268 1895 Cotton States Official SCD

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

Reference HK-268
Date 1865
Grade Choice Brilliant Uncirculated
Price $145.00
Item # 1077
Metal Gold-Plated
Designed By Philip Martinez

Struck by the U.S. Mint at the exposition and believed to be engraved by Charles Barber. The obverse features a bail of cotton bursting into flames, symbolizing the destruction of the South and Atlanta during the Civil War when Union Army Major General William T. Sherman captured and burned Atlanta. The Phoenix Bird, symbolizing renewal and resurrection, is rising above the bail of cotton. Official Medal from the exposition, Gold-Plated.