Centennial Small Independence Hall / Star

1876 · SH 2-19 CU · HK-47A

Reference SH 2-19 CU
Date 1876
Metal Copper
Diameter 37.7 mm
Designed By
Engraved By George B. Soley
Minted By
Rarity R-8

Soley’s Independence Hall obverse die and his Star reverse die with legend stating it was struck in the Centennial Building at the exposition. In 1875 Soley purchased the U.S. Mints first steam coining press, refurbished it, and took it to the Centennial Exposition to strike medals.


1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition