HORNREICH COLLECTION: Medallic History of Christopher Columbus and the World's Columbian Exposition
Columbus Octagonal, Uniface, Discovery of America





Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States Chicago, IL 1892-3
Design Description: Columbus UNIFACE Die Trial COLUMBIAN EXPO MEDAL
Item Description: Brass 57mm 1892-93 IL E-231 BS UNIFACE - OCTAGONAL Eglit-231 Uniface Hexagon DISCOVERY OF AMERICA
Full Grade: NGC MEDAL MS 62
Owner: Spencer Collection

Owner Comments:

Medal, 1892-3, Brass, UNIFACE COLUMBUS DIE TRIAL, Eglit-231, NGC MS62, Cert# 1963124-002. Holder indicates Octagonal (actually medal is Hexagon - 6 sided) Columbus Bust Medal, Reverse center, stamped 1. Large 57mm. Very scarce, perhaps 2 or 3 known. Obv. Wreath around Bust of Columbus, Legend outside Circle, The Discovery of America 1492, and at bottom, World's Columbian Exposition 1892-2. Ex Goldberg #75, Lot 1938, Ex Hoffman Collection of World's Columbian Exposition Medals. A Very Special Medal.

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