1826 Erie Canal Completion SCD

1826 · HK-1001

Reference HK-1001
Date 1826
Metal Gold
Diameter 45 mm
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Mintage 8
Rarity R-8

This piece was struck to celebrate the completion of the Erie Canal, the greatest and most expensive U.S. engineering achievement yet undertaken. Pan and Neptune appear with cornucopias on the obverse, an eagle on the reverse sits atop the New York State coat of arms. Engraved by Charles Cushing Wright.