BRUCE THOMAS COLLECTION OF SO-CALLED DOLLARS AND OTHER MEDALS
HK-008 MS 62

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States NEW YORK, NY 1854
Design Description: SO-CALLED DOLLARS - HIBLER & KAPPEN CRYSTAL PALACE
Item Description: WHITE METAL SC$1 1854 NY HK-8 CRYSTAL PALACE HK-8
Full Grade: NGC MS 62
Owner: Bruce Thomas Collection

Set Details

Custom Sets: BRUCE THOMAS COLLECTION OF SO-CALLED DOLLARS AND OTHER MEDALS
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

CRYSTAL PALACE 1853, NEW YORK CITY, NY TYPE III- 1854 DOLLAR

Manufactured by Pinches of London, these medals are actually British and should not have been included even in the 1963 edition of this reference. Originally opened as part of The Great Exhibition of 1851, the Crystal Palace was moved after the close of the Exhibition from its original location in Hyde Park; reopened on Sydenham Hill in London by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on June 10, 1854. Original building destroyed by fire on Nov. 30, 1936; site of current Crystal Palace Park.

Purpose: To exhibit "industry of all nations for...comparison, competition, instruction and encouragement.

Medals: All issues proved difficult to research. Types I and III, at least, probably were of official nature, perhaps sold within Palace during exhibitions. Today, all four medals are extremely rare.

THERE ARE ONLY (10) MS 63'S AND (2) MS 64'S FINER OF THE (68) LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 1/2022.

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