SOLD: HK-21 1876 Centennial Exposition Official SCD

NGC MS 65 BN Jeff Shevlin Collection

Reference HK-21
Date 1876
Grade MS 65 BN
Price $495.00
Item # 3213
Metal Bronze

Near TOP POP, only 1 graded finer in 66. A rare opportunity to pick up probably the finest example available. A spectacular example of the official medal from the 1876 centennial Exposition. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Authorized by Congress and struck in the Mint Exhibit at the Exposition. The obverse features liberty in a reclining position rising up, reaching for the stars, symbolizing that the United States will be recognized as a world power. At that time most of Europe considered the United States to be a third world country. This medal was designed and engraved by William Barber, struck at the Philadelphia Mint, and sold at the 1876 Centennial Exposition. Struck in Bronze.