Centennial Washington Large Bust / Centennial Fountain

1876 · SH 2-16 WM · HK-68

Reference SH 2-16 WM
Date 1876
Metal White Metal
Diameter 37.7 mm
Designed By
Engraved By George B. Soley
Minted By
Rarity R-7

The Centennial Fountain was funded and built under the direction of the Catholic Church to “honor the Republic, express patriotism of the membership, and to promote the Irish-Catholic temperance societies.” There is an excellent article about the Centennial Fountain authored by Donald Lannon and published by Greg Burns in the Summer 2019 edition of The California Numismatist. Dies by Soley.


1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition