SOLD: HK-400 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition Official SCD

Brilliant Uncirculated ++

Reference HK-400
SH 18-1 BBZ
Date 1915
Grade Brilliant Uncirculated ++
Price $165.00
Item # 1079
Metal Bright Bronze

The Official Medal from the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco, California. Sculptor, Robert Aitkin, designed the official medal and the Medallic Art Co. prepared the dies. Bronze versions were struck by the U.S. Mint at the exposition. Obverse features winged Mercury opening the Panama Canal locks through which passes the ship Argo, the symbol of navigation, the setting sun reflecting on her sails. Reverse has two females, modeled by Audrey Munson who today is considered “America’s First Supermodel”, representing the two hemispheres entwined about earth and holding in their hands cornucopias. Struck in Bright Bronze.