Centennial Liberty Bell Rounded 6 / Independence Hall

1876 · SH 2-4

Reference SH 2-4
Date 1876
Metal White Metal
Diameter 38 mm
Designed By
Engraved By William H. Key
Minted By
Rarity R-4

William H. Key engraved two different dies with the Liberty Bell design. Careful inspection reveals numerous differences, most noticeably the digit 6 in the date. This variety has a rounded 6 on both the obverse and reverse; the other die variety (SH 2-3) has a pointed 6. These dies are not found paired with any other dies and are almost always holed. The chance purchase of this medal in copper turned into a life changing event for one of the authors.


1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition