For Sale: HK-421 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition Glory to America SCD

$89.00 · AU

Reference HK-421
SH 18-10 BZ
Date 1915
Grade AU
Price $89.00
Item # 3663
Metal Bronze

Struck for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. Four busts adorn the obverse, Woodrow Wilson, president when the canal was completed in 1915; Theodore Roosevelt, president when the U.S. resumed building the canal; Colonel George W. Goechals, U.S. Army engineer who directed the building of the canal; and Ferdinand de Lesseps, the French entrepreneur who initiated construction of the Panama Canal in 1880. Struck by Whitehead & Hoag who also struck a similar medal for the 1915-16 Panama California Exposition held in San Diego.