SOLD: HK-428 1915 Panama-California Exposition Official SCD


Reference HK-428
SH 19-1 GP
Date 1915
Grade MS 63
Price $165.00
Item # 3363
Metal Gold-Plated

Charles E. Barber of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia engraved the dies based on a design by the Washington Star newspaper cartoonist C.K. Berryman. The U.S. Mint sold these directly to the public at the exposition. On the obverse Uncle Sam wearing the stars and stripes holds a shovel, the handle of which splits Central America where the Panama Canal was dug. On the reverse the ship S.S. Ancon is passing through the gates of the Panama Canal, it was the first ship to sail through the canal on the date of the official opening, dated August 15, 1914. This is the Gold-Plated variety.