SOLD: HK-186 1893 Columbian Lauer Horticultural Building SCD

NGC MS 61 Jeff Shevlin Collection

Reference HK-186
SH 6-91.1 GP
Date 1893
Grade MS 61
Price $285.00
Item # 3345
Metal Gold-Plated

Only three of the HK-186’s have been certified by NGC, this is considered quite scarce and is missing from most Columbian Exposition collections. The Lauer series of medals struck for the Columbian Exposition consists of 21 different die combinations, most of which were struck in several different metal compositions. The Lauer medals are a challenge to complete by type, let alone to complete by type, variety, and composition. This variety was struck with two different obverse dies, “Obverse Die 1” and “Obverse Die 2”. This is SH 6-92.1, struck with the “Obverse Die 2” variety.