HORNREICH COLLECTION: Medallic History of Christopher Columbus and the World's Columbian Exposition
Columbus Treasury Building

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States CHICAGO, IL 1893 Columbian Exposition
Design Description: SO-CALLED DOLLARS - HIBLER & KAPPEN TREASURY BUILDING
Item Description: Bronze (Brown) SC$1 1893 IL HK-154 WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPO OFFICIAL MEDAL, LG LTRS HK-154, E-23
Full Grade: NGC MS 61
Owner: Spencer Collection

Owner Comments:

Medal, 1893, AE, COLUMBIAN EXPO TREASURY BUILDING, United States, Chicago, So-Called Dollar, HK-154, NGC MS61, Cert# 1633426-001. Obv. Edifice; on ribbon above, around U.S. Govt. Building; below edifice, on ribbon, Width 351 ft / [to. l.] Length 421 ft, [to r.] Area 3.3 Acres. Rv. Across, World's / Columbian / Exposition / Chicago / 1893; above, around Treasury Department; below all, around United States Mint Exhibit. Size: 37mm. HK-154 is Brass according to HK, and there are two die varieties, small letters (HK-155), and large letters (HK-154). The medal also has been seen in Aluminum, desigated as Type 1, HK-154A, and also Type 2, in Copper, Proof (HK-155A). These medals were struck in the Mint Exhibit on the Fair Grounds. This example is brown AE, not the yellow examples which are typical, and may have been a trial piece.

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