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BRUCE THOMAS COLLECTION OF SO-CALLED DOLLARS AND OTHER MEDALS

Category:  Token & Medals
Last Modified:  5/24/2019
  
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SO-CALLED DOLLARS AS LISTED IN THE HIBLER & KAPPEN REFERENCE BOOK, AND A FEW OTHER MEDALS, THAT I HAVE PURCHASED AND/OR HAD GRADED BY NGC.

MY COLLECTION HAS BEEN AWARDED BY THE NGC REGISTRY CUSTOM SET VOTING AS THE BEST CUSTOM SET FOR 2018. I AM VERY PROUD OF THIS ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND THANKS TO NGC FOR THIS HONOR.

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COLLECTING THESE MEDALS THAT ARE A PART OF AMERICAN HISTORY IS FUN AND EDUCATIONAL. I ALSO ENJOY THESE BECAUSE MANY OF THESE MEDALS ARE VERY RARE IF NOT UNIQUE. SEE MY HK-11F THAT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS TO DATE, AND MY HK-293 THAT IS THE FINEST OF ONLY TWO LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS TO DATE AS EXAMPLES. I ALSO HAVE NUMEROUS DEWITT POLITICAL MEDALS AND SO-CALLED DOLLARS THAT ARE EITHER 1 OF 1 NGC GRADED OR TOP POPS.

MY COLLECTION HAS BEEN AWARDED BY THE NGC REGISTRY CUSTOM SET VOTING AS THE BEST CUSTOM SET FOR 2018. I AM VERY PROUD OF THIS ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND THANKS TO NGC FOR THIS HONOR.

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View Coin HK-001 MS 61 PCGS UNITED STATES ERIE, NY 1826 WHITE METAL SC$1 1826 NY HK-1 ERIE CANAL COMPLETION HK-1 PCGS MS 61 ERIE CANAL COMPLETION 1826, NEW YORK CITY, NY. WHITE METAL. ANOTHER MS 61 GRADED BY NGC SOLD FOR $2,880.00 BY HERITAGE AUCTIONS IN 2018.

Medal issued by Common Council, City of New York; designed by Archibald Robertson; engraved by Charles Cushing Wright with lettering by Richard Trested on dies prepared by William Williams; struck by Maltby Pelletreau.

Erie Canal Commission created 1810 by NY Legislature; DeWitt Clinton, later Governor, served as member 10 years without pay. Ground broken July 4, 1817, at Rome, NY. Over 8 years and $7,000,000 later, Canal stretched 364 miles "straight as the lay of the land would permit" from Hudson River to Lake Erie; 83 locks required for "greatest engineering feat of modern times...costliest, most successful project yet undertaken in the New World."

Originally dubbed "Clinton's Folly" by many, Canal proved one of main factors in our national development by directly opening West to agriculture; reduced freight cost and time, Albany to Buffalo, from $100 per ton and 45 days (by wagon) to $5 and 6 days; passengers paid 5 cents per mile, including 3 meals daily. By 1836, tolls had paid off entire cost; made New York City first seaport in U.S., passing Philadelphia. Now part of NY Barge Canal System, original 40 ft. width and 4 ft. depth have been increased substantially.

Formal opening was Oct. 26, 1825, with vessel Seneca Chief carrying Governor Clinton departing Buffalo; arrived New York City Nov. 4. Long water-parade behind "moved slowly" with banquets, parades, etc. "at every town" en route; climaxed by huge New York celebration early 1826. Fifty-one Gold medals struck; presented to "crowned heads of world and eminent men" including General Lafayette and 3 surviving signers of Declaration of Independence. "Several hundred" pieces struck in Silver and White Metal (pewter); presented to guests and officials.
View Coin HK-008 MS 62 UNITED STATES NEW YORK, NY 1854 WHITE METAL SC$1 1854 NY HK-8 CRYSTAL PALACE HK-8 NGC MS 62 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.

ONLY 9 FINER OF THE 63 LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019. APPEARS FINER THAN 62 TO ME, I MIGHT SEND IN FOR REGRADING IN THE FUTURE.
View Coin HK-011 UNC DETAILS UNITED STATES SOUTH CAROLINA 1861 WHITE METAL SC$1 1861 SC HK-11 BOMBARDMENT OF FT SUMTER HK-11 NGC UNC Details BOMBARDMENT OF FORT SUMTER 1861 CHARLESTON, SC TYPE 1 WHITE METAL

Extensive research fails to establish origin of these medals which obviously commemorate initial engagement of Civil War.

Following 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln as United States President, South Carolina was first state to secede from Union on Dec. 20, 1860. Bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor was first clash of armed forces of North and South.

Defended by a Federal force of 75 men under Major Robert Anderson from April 12 to 14, 1861, against Brigadier Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard and 8,000 Confederates, Fort was surrendered finally with no casualties to either side.

Although unsigned, these medals appear to have been engraved by George Hampden Lovett. The reverse of the Type II medal is also found paired with several other obverse dies as political or campaign medals.

IT IS A SHAME THAT SOMEONE APPARENTLY MADE A JEWELRY ITEM OUT OF THIS MEDAL. PINCHED AT 3:30 AND 8:30 ON THE OBVERSE, OTHERWISE IT WOULD BE A FAIRLY HIGH GRADE UNC. AND PROBABLY PROOFLIKE, ESPECIALLY ON THE REVERSE. THERE ARE ONLY (10) OF THIS TYPE GIVEN A FULL GRADE PER THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019. DIES FOR THIS MEDAL BY GEORGE H LOVETT.

A MS 61 EXAMPLE OF THIS MEDAL SOLD FOR $705.00 BY HERITAGE AUCTIONS IN 2014. A MS61 SOLD FOR $1,150.00 IN OSTHEIMER AUCTION IN 2011.
View Coin HK-011C MS 65 RB UNITED STATES SOUTH CAROLINA 1861 COPPER SC$1 1861 SC HK-11C BOMBARDMENT OF FT SUMTER HK-11C OSTHEIMER COLLECTION NGC MS 65 RB TIED FOR TOP POP IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

THIS EXAMPLE IS FROM THE FAMOUS OSTHEIMER COLLECTION. PURCHASED FROM JEFF SHEVLIN. THANKS JEFF. THIS EXACT MEDAL SOLD FOR $3,700.00 IN THE OSTHEIMER SEALED BID AUCTION IN 2011. DIES FOR THIS MEDAL BY GEORGE H LOVETT. A MS 64 RB EXAMPLE SOLD FOR $3,055.00 BY HERITAGE AUCTIONS IN 2016.

BOMBARDMENT OF FORT SUMTER 1861 CHARLESTON, SC

Extensive research fails to establish origin of these medals which obviously commemorate initial engagement of Civil War.

Following 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln as United States President, South Carolina was first state to secede from Union on Dec. 20, 1860. Bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor was first clash of armed forces of North and South.

Defended by a Federal force of 75 men under Major Robert Anderson from April 12 to 14, 1861, against Brigadier Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard and 8,000 Confederates, Fort was surrendered finally with no casualties to either side.

Although unsigned, these medals appear to have been engraved by George Hampden Lovett. The reverse of the Type II medal is also found paired with several other obverse dies as political or campaign medals.
View Coin HK-011F MS 64 PL UNITED STATES SOUTH CAROLINA 1861 SILVER SC$1 1861 SC HK-11F BOMBARDMENT OF FT SUMTER SILVER HK-11F NGC MS 64 PL PRESS RELEASE FROM NGC REGARDING THIS UNIQUE MEDAL:

NGC Certifies First Silver Bombardment of Fort Sumter Medal

Posted on 11/14/2017

NGC has identified a new silver variety of the Fort Sumter Medal as HK-11f.

A new metal type for the renowned “Bombardment of Fort Sumter Dollar” was just identified by NGC’s tokens and medals team. This variety, found in silver, graded NGC MS 64, Prooflike. The piece is largely untoned, with very clean surfaces. NGC conducted both a metallurgic analysis and a specific gravity test to confirm its solid silver content, and that it was not a silver-plated copper specimen.

The 2nd edition of Hibler & Kappen’s So-Called Dollar book lists this medal as HK-11, 11b, and 11c — as white metal, brass and copper, respectively. Each of these have a rarity listed at R-7 (meaning an estimated 11-20 known) in each metal type, though they are more common than the authors originally suggest. For instance, NGC has certified about a dozen examples in white metal and over 20 examples in copper. The original book only listed this piece in white metal. The medal is, nonetheless, still very rare in all metal types, and highly sought by collectors.

As this new silver variety is unlisted, NGC has elected to identify it as HK-11f. It is likely that a few others exist in silver, and are only waiting to be brought to light. At auction, prices for these medals can vary drastically, selling from as low as $700, to upwards of $3,000, as in the case of the copper example from the Rev. Dr. James G.K. McClure Collection. Silver is often the far more desirable metal type for tokens and medals, and this specimen could demand an even sharper premium in the right venue.

The firing upon Fort Sumter by Confederate forces under Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard marked the beginning of the American Civil War. The spotlight was upon US Army Major Robert Anderson, who led a small force of loyal troops from Fort Moultrie to the much stronger and more strategic position at Fort Sumter. Southern leaders were outraged at their “betrayal,” but their stance was celebrated in the North. As the medal highlights, the Union troops were severely outnumbered and outgunned. The fort was low on ammunition, and they had no fuses for exploding shells, so only solid shot could be used.

At 4:30 a.m., April 12, 1861, 43 Confederate guns and mortars began firing upon the fort in a counterclockwise sequence, and continued for 34 hours straight. Major Anderson wisely kept his men out of harm's way by not manning guns on the top tier of the fort and other vulnerable areas. Exploding shells repeatedly landed inside the fort, and the Confederates heated other artillery rounds until they were glowing red hot, and targeted the fort’s wooden buildings. Before long, most of the buildings were in flames. During the bombardment, a shell struck the fort’s enormous flagpole, and the colors fell to the ground; but Norman J. Hall, a lieutenant, bravely exposed himself to enemy fire to put the flag back up. In doing so, his eyebrows were permanently singed off.

By April 13th, the fort was almost entirely depleted of ammunition, and the condition of Anderson’s men was becoming dire. Also, the Union ships outside the harbor were unable to approach to help. With no other options, Anderson agreed to evacuate the fort. They had sustained about 3,000 shells along with raging fires inside the fort without losing a single man.

After his heroic actions, Anderson was promoted to brigadier general. He retained the fort’s 33-star flag, and it became a symbol at rallies in the North for nationalism and rejection of secessionism. At the war’s end in 1865, Major Anderson returned to Fort Sumter to raise the flag he had lowered four years earlier.

The Bombardment of Fort Sumter Dollar was likely struck soon after the event, as the Union capitalized on the heroics of these men to encourage enlistment. Unfortunately, the origin of the piece has been elusive to researchers. Dewitt lists this piece as being muled with a McClellan campaign medal, the dies for which were made by George H. Lovett of New York in 1864.
View Coin HK-012 SP 66 BN PCGS UNITED STATES 1869 BRONZE SC$1 1869 HK-12 PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPLETE HK-12 PCGS MS 66 Brown GRADED SP66 BY PCGS. (3) MS 66'S FINEST LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019. THERE ARE ONLY (2) EXAMPLES OF THIS SCD TYPE GRADED BY PCGS, (1) MS66BN AND THIS SP66, THEREFORE THE FINEST GRADED BY PCGS AS WELL.

Provenance: From the Collections of The Strong, Rochester, New York; sold to benefit the museum’s collections fund; originally collected by John Charles Woodbury (1859-1937).

PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPLETION 1869.

Medal commemorates completion of first transcontinental railroad May 10, 1869. Authorized by 41st Congress, designed and engraved by William Barber, it was struck originally in 1870 in Bronze at Philadelphia Mint; became one of Mint Medal Series (Miscellaneous No. 13).

Representing one of most important economic accomplishments of 19th century to that date, Central Pacific Railroad from east and Union Pacific from west were joined at Promontory, Utah, May 10, 1869. Territory of Utah, created September 1850, was not yet of age and Utah statehood still was more than 25 years away.
View Coin HK-013 MS 63 UNITED STATES PLYMOUTH, MA. 1870 SILVER PLATED SC$1 1870 MA HK-13 PILGRIM JUBILEE MEMORIAL HK-13 BRUCE THOMAS COLLECTION NGC MS 63 PILGRIM JUBILEE MEMORIAL 1870, PLYMOUTH, MA.

Purpose: To commemorate 250th anniversary of Landing of Pilgrims.

Medals: Extensive research fails to establish exact origin of issue. Names of A. C. Warren and Jarvis E. Ellis, both then Members of Pilgrim Society, appear on Medal; probably was designed by former and engraved by latter ("J. E. Ellis • F •"); struck by Scovill Manufacturing Co, Waterbury, CT; copies presented to officials and guests at celebration. Silver specimen is in possession of Pilgrim Society. Medal is rare in all metals.
View Coin HK-015 MS 64 PL UNITED STATES PLYMOUTH, MA. 1870 BRASS SC$1 1870 MA HK-15 PILGRIM JUBILEE MEMORIAL HK-15 NGC MS 64 PL ONLY (3) MS 65'S AND (1) MS 66 FINER IN PL IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019. PURCHASED FROM JEFF SHEVLIN AT ANA SHOW IN DALLAS, TX 2016.

A MS64 NON-PROOFLIKE EXAMPLE SOLD FOR $431.00 IN THE OSTHEIMER SEALED BID AUCTION 2011.

PILGRIM JUBILEE MEMORIAL 1870, PLYMOUTH, MA.

Purpose: To commemorate 250th anniversary of Landing of Pilgrims.

Medals: Extensive research fails to establish exact origin of issue. Names of A. C. Warren and Jarvis E. Ellis, both then Members of Pilgrim Society, appear on Medal; probably was designed by former and engraved by latter ("J. E. Ellis • F •"); struck by Scovill Manufacturing Co, Waterbury, CT; copies presented to officials and guests at celebration. Silver specimen is in possession of Pilgrim Society. Medal is rare in all metals.
View Coin HK-015A MS 63 UNITED STATES PLYMOUTH, MA. 1870 GILT BRASS SC$1 1870 MA HK-15A PILGRIM JUBILEE MEMORIAL GILT HK-15A NGC MS 63 THERE ARE ONLY (13) OF THIS TYPE LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019. THIS TYPE IS NOT LISTED IN THE SO-CALLED DOLLAR BOOK. THIS TYPE IS GILT BRASS, HK-15 IS BRASS.

PILGRIM JUBILEE MEMORIAL 1870, PLYMOUTH, MA.

Purpose: To commemorate 250th anniversary of Landing of Pilgrims.

Medals: Extensive research fails to establish exact origin of issue. Names of A. C. Warren and Jarvis E. Ellis, both then Members of Pilgrim Society, appear on Medal; probably was designed by former and engraved by latter ("J. E. Ellis • F •"); struck by Scovill Manufacturing Co, Waterbury, CT; copies presented to officials and guests at celebration. Silver specimen is in possession of Pilgrim Society. Medal is rare in all metals.
View Coin HK-017 PF 64 BN THICK UNITED STATES LEXINGTON, MA 1875 BRONZE SC$1 1875 MA HK-17 BATTLE OF LEXINGTON HK-17 NGC PF 64 BN ONLY (2) PF65'S OF ONLY (5) PROOFS, AND (2) MS65'S FINER IN NGC CENSUS OF THIS TYPE AS OF 5/2019.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THIS TYPE IN MS 65 BN WAS SOLD BY STACKS BOWERS IN 2013 FOR $763.75.

Beautiful crimson-copper surfaces are boldly defined with an overall smooth texture. One of just 200 examples of the type produced in bronze.
Provenance: From the Collections of The Strong, Rochester, New York; sold to benefit the museum’s collections fund; originally collected by John Charles Woodbury (1859-1937).

BATTLE OF LEXINGTON CENTENNIAL 1875 LEXINGTON, MA.

Purpose: To celebrate 100th anniversary of Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775, which marked beginning of Revolutionary War; to dedicate permanent memorial to that event.

Medals: Official Medals below authorized by 43rd Congress; dies by Henry Mitchell, Boston; from design by Rev. Edward Griffin Porter, Lexington; struck at Philadelphia Mint. Only 4 Gold medals struck, sold for $30; Silver sold for $3; Bronze for $1; White Metal for $1.50 unpierced, 50 cents pierced. Entire issue quite limited.
View Coin HK-020 MS 64 UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 SILVER SC$1 1876 PA HK-20 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-20 OFFICIAL MEDAL NGC MS 64 ONLY (3) MS 65'S LISTED AS FINER OF THIS TYPE IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

ANOTHER MS 64 EXAMPLE WAS SOLD BY HERITAGE AUCTIONS IN 2019 FOR $420.00. A MS 63 PL EXAMPLE WAS SOLD BY STACKS BOWERS IN 2018 FOR $432.00.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

Medals: Official Medals sponsored and issued in two sizes by Centennial Board of Finance; authorized by 43rd Congress. Large size precluded from listing here. Of issues below, Silver was struck in Mint Exhibit on grounds, sold for $3; Bronze and Gilt pieces struck at Philadelphia Mint, sold for 50 cents each. Dies were destroyed when exposition closed.

OFFICIAL MEDALS
Engraved by William Barber. One of White Metal specimens was sold by Presidential Coin and Antique Company in 1983 from personal collection of Charles Barber, son of William Barber; other two specimens reported as from same source.
View Coin HK-020 MS 63 UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 SILVER SC$1 1876 PA HK-20 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-20 NGC MS 63 VERY BEAUTIFULLY DARK TONED SILVER MEDAL. A MS 63 PL EXAMPLE WAS SOLD BY STACKS BOWERS IN 2018 FOR $432.00.

CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

Medals: Official Medals sponsored and issued in two sizes by Centennial Board of Finance; authorized by 43rd Congress. Large size precluded from listing here. Of issues below, Silver was struck in Mint Exhibit on grounds, sold for $3; Bronze and Gilt pieces struck at Philadelphia Mint, sold for 50 cents each. Dies were destroyed when exposition closed.

OFFICIAL MEDALS
Engraved by William Barber. One of White Metal specimens was sold by Presidential Coin and Antique Company in 1983 from personal collection of Charles Barber, son of William Barber; other two specimens reported as from same source.
View Coin HK-020 MS 61 UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 SILVER SC$1 1876 PA HK-20 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-20 THOMAS COLLECTION NGC MS 61 NICE MULTI-COLORED TONING, ESPECIALLY ON OBVERSE. $234 IN MS 62 SOLD BY HERITAGE AUCTIONS IN 2018.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

Medals: Official Medals sponsored and issued in two sizes by Centennial Board of Finance; authorized by 43rd Congress. Large size precluded from listing here. Of issues below, Silver was struck in Mint Exhibit on grounds, sold for $3; Bronze and Gilt pieces struck at Philadelphia Mint, sold for 50 cents each. Dies were destroyed when exposition closed.

OFFICIAL MEDALS
Engraved by William Barber. One of White Metal specimens was sold by Presidential Coin and Antique Company in 1983 from personal collection of Charles Barber, son of William Barber; other two specimens reported as from same source.
View Coin HK-020 MS 61 UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 SILVER SC$1 1876 PA HK-20 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-20 BRUCE THOMAS COLLECTION NGC MS 61 THIS SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A PROOFLIKE DESIGNATION. I THOUGHT IT MIGHT EVEN BE GRADED AS A PROOF VERSION OF THIS MEDAL TYPE.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

Medals: Official Medals sponsored and issued in two sizes by Centennial Board of Finance; authorized by 43rd Congress. Large size precluded from listing here. Of issues below, Silver was struck in Mint Exhibit on grounds, sold for $3; Bronze and Gilt pieces struck at Philadelphia Mint, sold for 50 cents each. Dies were destroyed when exposition closed.

OFFICIAL MEDALS
Engraved by William Barber. One of White Metal specimens was sold by Presidential Coin and Antique Company in 1983 from personal collection of Charles Barber, son of William Barber; other two specimens reported as from same source.
View Coin HK-021 MS 65 BN UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 BRONZE SC$1 1876 PA HK-21 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-21 OFFICIAL MEDAL NGC MS 65 BN THERE IS ONLY ONE MS66 LISTED FINER OF THIS TYPE IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019. ANOTHER MS 65 EXAMPLE WAS SOLD FOR $352 BY HERITAGE AUCTIONS IN 2016.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

Medals: Official Medals sponsored and issued in two sizes by Centennial Board of Finance; authorized by 43rd Congress. Large size precluded from listing here. Of issues below, Silver was struck in Mint Exhibit on grounds, sold for $3; Bronze and Gilt pieces struck at Philadelphia Mint, sold for 50 cents each. Dies were destroyed when exposition closed.

OFFICIAL MEDALS
Engraved by William Barber. One of White Metal specimens was sold by Presidential Coin and Antique Company in 1983 from personal collection of Charles Barber, son of William Barber; other two specimens reported as from same source.
View Coin HK-021 MS 64 BN UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 BRONZE SC$1 1876 PA HK-21 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-21 OFFICIAL MEDAL NGC MS 64 BN ONLY (11) MS 65'S AND (1) MS 66 LISTED FINER IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019. A MS 65 EXAMPLE WAS SOLD FOR $352.00 BY HERITAGE AUCTIONS IN 2016.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

Medals: Official Medals sponsored and issued in two sizes by Centennial Board of Finance; authorized by 43rd Congress. Large size precluded from listing here. Of issues below, Silver was struck in Mint Exhibit on grounds, sold for $3; Bronze and Gilt pieces struck at Philadelphia Mint, sold for 50 cents each. Dies were destroyed when exposition closed.

OFFICIAL MEDALS
Engraved by William Barber. One of White Metal specimens was sold by Presidential Coin and Antique Company in 1983 from personal collection of Charles Barber, son of William Barber; other two specimens reported as from same source.
View Coin HK-021 MS 62 BN UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 BRONZE SC$1 1876 PA HK-21 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-21 THOMAS COLLECTION NGC MS 62 BN U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA. ANOTHER MS 62 EXAMPLE WAS SOLD FOR $168.00 BY STACKS BOWERS AUCTIONS IN 2018.

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

Medals: Official Medals sponsored and issued in two sizes by Centennial Board of Finance; authorized by 43rd Congress. Large size precluded from listing here. Of issues below, Silver was struck in Mint Exhibit on grounds, sold for $3; Bronze and Gilt pieces struck at Philadelphia Mint, sold for 50 cents each. Dies were destroyed when exposition closed.

OFFICIAL MEDALS
Engraved by William Barber. One of White Metal specimens was sold by Presidential Coin and Antique Company in 1983 from personal collection of Charles Barber, son of William Barber; other two specimens reported as from same source.
View Coin HK-022 MS 63 UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 GILT SC$1 1876 PA HK-22 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-22 NGC MS 63 THERE ARE ONLY (9) FINER OF THE (77) LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019. A MS 62 EXAMPLE WAS SOLD BY HERITAGE AUCTIONS FOR $192.00 IN 2018.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

Medals: Official Medals sponsored and issued in two sizes by Centennial Board of Finance; authorized by 43rd Congress. Large size precluded from listing here. Of issues below, Silver was struck in Mint Exhibit on grounds, sold for $3; Bronze and Gilt pieces struck at Philadelphia Mint, sold for 50 cents each. Dies were destroyed when exposition closed.

OFFICIAL MEDALS
Engraved by William Barber. One of White Metal specimens was sold by Presidential Coin and Antique Company in 1983 from personal collection of Charles Barber, son of William Barber; other two specimens reported as from same source.
View Coin HK-022 MS 61 UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 GILT SC$1 1876 PA HK-22 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-22 THOMAS COLLECTION NGC MS 61 U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA. A MS 62 EXAMPLE WAS SOLD BY HERITAGE AUCTIONS FOR $192.00 IN 2018.

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

Medals: Official Medals sponsored and issued in two sizes by Centennial Board of Finance; authorized by 43rd Congress. Large size precluded from listing here. Of issues below, Silver was struck in Mint Exhibit on grounds, sold for $3; Bronze and Gilt pieces struck at Philadelphia Mint, sold for 50 cents each. Dies were destroyed when exposition closed.

OFFICIAL MEDALS
Engraved by William Barber. One of White Metal specimens was sold by Presidential Coin and Antique Company in 1983 from personal collection of Charles Barber, son of William Barber; other two specimens reported as from same source.
View Coin HK-024 UNC DETAILS THICK UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 BRONZE SC$1 1876 PA HK-24 LIBERTY BELL DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-24 THOMAS COLLECTION NGC UNC Details GREEN CORROSION UNDER BELL IS THE "ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE". OTHER THAN THAT, THIS IS A FANTASTIC UNCIRULATED EXAMPLE OF THIS SOMEWHAT RARE SCD TYPE IN BRONZE. (MAYBE THE CORROSION IS CONSIDERED "ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE"???).

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS

Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-025 MS 64 BN UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 COPPER SC$1 1876 PA HK-25 LIBERTY BELL DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-25 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION NGC MS 64 BN ROUNDED 6 VARIETY OF THIS SO-CALLED DOLLAR TYPE IN COPPER. ONLY (6) MS 65 BN'S AND (1) MS 66 BN LISTED FINER OF THE ROUNDED 6 VARIETY IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS

Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-025 MS 64 BN ROUNDED 6 THICK UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 COPPER SC$1 1876 PA HK-25 ROUNDED 6 - LIBERTY BELL US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-25 NGC MS 64 BN ONLY (6) MS 65 BN'S AND (1) MS 66 BN LISTED FINER OF THE ROUNDED 6 VARIETY IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS

Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-025 UNC DETAILS THICK UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 COPPER SC$1 1876 PA HK-25 ROUNDED 6 - LIBERTY BELL US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-25 THOMAS COLLECTION NGC UNC Details UNC DETAILS FOR THE SMALL RIM DAMAGE AT 1 OCLOCK ON THE OBVERSE. OTHER THAN THAT, PROBABLY A MID GRADE UNC FOR THIS COPPER US CENTENNIAL.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS

Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-026 MS 65 DPL UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 1876 PA HK-26 LIBERTY BELL DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-26 THOMAS COLLECTION NGC MS 65 DPL THIS IS THE FINEST DPL AND TIED WITH (1) MS 65 PL AND (1) MS 65 FOR FINEST OVERALL LISTED OF THIS TYPE IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019. VERY RARE CONDITION TO SEE ON THIS COMMON SCD TYPE.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS

Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-026 MS 64 THICK UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 1876 PA HK-26 LIBERTY BELL DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-26 NGC MS 64 THICK PLANCHET (3MM). ONLY (1) MS 65, (1) MS 65 PL, AND MY MS 65 DPL LISTED FINER IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS

Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-026 MS 62 PL THICK UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 1876 PA HK-26 LIBERTY BELL DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-26 NGC MS 62 PL MUCH MORE PROOFLIKE MIRRORED APPEARANCE IN HAND THAN THE PICTURES SHOW, ESPECIALLY THE OBVERSE. THICK PLANCHET IN A THICK NGC HOLDER.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS

Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-026 MS 61 THICK UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 1876 PA HK-26 LIBERTY BELL DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-26 THOMAS COLLECTION NGC MS 61 THICK PLANCHET IN A THICK NGC HOLDER.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS

Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-027 MS 64 BN UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 COPPER SC$1 (1876) PA HK-27 LIBERTY BELL DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-27 OSTHEIMER COLLECTION EX. HIBLER NGC MS 64 BN ONLY ONE MS65 AND ONE MS66 FINER OF ONLY 12 LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY HAROLD HIBLER, CO-AUTHOR OF THE SO-CALLED DOLLARS BOOK. EX- OSTHEIMER COLLECTION. THIS EXACT COPPER MEDAL SOLD FOR $886.00 IN THE OSTHEIMER SEALED BID AUCTION IN 2011.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS

Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-027A MS 62 BN UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 BRONZE SC$1 (1876) PA HK-27A LIBERTY BELL - NO STAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-27A BRUCE THOMAS COLLECTION NGC MS 62 BN ONLY (15) TOTAL LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

NO STAR BETWEEN "THEREOF" AND "PROCLAIM" VERSION, HK-27 HAS A STAR IN THAT LOCATION.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS

Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-028 MS 64 UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 BRASS SC$1 (1876) PA HK-28 LIBERTY BELL DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-28 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION NGC MS 64 FINEST OF ONLY 9 LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

A MS 63 EXAMPLE SOLD FOR $759.00 IN THE OSTHEIMER SEALED BID AUCTION IN 2010.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS

Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-029 UNC DETAILS UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 (1876) PA HK-29 LIBERTY BELL $ - THICK US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-29 BRUCE THOMAS COLLECTION NGC UNC Details THE WHITE METAL VERSION OF THESE MEDALS (HK-29) MUST HAVE MOSTLY BEEN SOLD AS POCKET PIECES, BECAUSE IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND THIS TYPE IN A FULL GRADE UNCIRCULATED STATE.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS

Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-029 UNC DETAILS UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 (1876) PA HK-29 LIBERTY BELL $ - THIN US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-29 THOMAS COLLECTION NGC UNC Details SCUFFING ABOVE INDEPENDENCE HALL ON THE REVERSE CAUSES THIS TO BE UNC DETAILS. OTHER THAN THAT, QUITE A FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS SCD TYPE.

THE WHITE METAL VERSION OF THESE MEDALS (HK-29) MUST HAVE MOSTLY BEEN SOLD AS POCKET PIECES, BECAUSE IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND THIS TYPE IN A FULL GRADE UNCIRCULATED STATE.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS

Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-041 UNC DETAILS UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 1876 PA HK-41 INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-41 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION NGC MEDAL UNC Details WHITE METAL IS QUITE CORRODED MAKING THIS UNC DETAILS. ALL OF THE FEATURES OF OBVERSE AND REVERSE ARE PRESENT, THEREFORE UNCIRCULATED PER NGC. ALSO CATALOGUED AS MUSANTE GW-908 AND BAKER 392B. A MS 61 EXAMPLE OF THIS TYPE SOLD FOR $504.00 BY HERITAGE IN 2017. A MS 61 EXAMPLE SOLD FOR $408.00 BY STACKS BOWERS IN 2018.

INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLAR

LIBERTY BELL-INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS
Struck and issued by Messrs. Deihl, Philadelphia; designed by Key. Some of pieces with small bell struck as early as 1872; with large bell, 1874, in anticipation of centennial celebration. Liberty Bell, made of bronze, weighs 2,080 pounds, is 3 feet high, measures 12 feet around lip. John Pass and Charles Stow recast bell in 1753, it having cracked year before; in 1835 it cracked beyond repair. It now hangs in Liberty Bell Center, a dedicated museum within Independence National Historical Park near old State House, renamed Independence Hall, where Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted by Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.
View Coin HK-045 MS 61 UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 1876 PA HK-45 INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-45 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION NGC MS 61 U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA, INDEPENDENCE HALL DOLLARS.

THIS SO-CALLED DOLLAR TYPE IS ALSO CATALOGUED AS BAKER 394C. SOMEWHAT RARE, AS THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN 22 OF THIS TYPE GRADED PER NGC'S CENSUS AS OF 5/2019, AND NONE GRADED BY PCGS.

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence..

I ONLY FIND (2) GRADED EXAMPLES OF THIS TYPE SELLING IN MAJOR AUCTIONS, BOTH BY STACKS BOWERS IN 2015. A MS 62 EXAMPLE SOLD FOR $381.88, AND A MS 62 DPL EXAMPLE SOLD FOR $470.00.
View Coin HK-057 UNC DETAILS UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 COPPER SC$1 1876 PA HK-57 LIBERTY SEATED DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-57 NGC MEDAL UNC Details THERE ARE NONE OF THIS TYPE GIVEN A FULL NUMBER GRADE BY NGC PER THE CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

LIBERTY SEATED DOLLAR IN COPPER.
Designed by Soley, these pieces greatly resemble Longacre pattern trade dollars.

View Coin HK-068 MS 61 UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 1876 PA HK-68 CENTENNIAL FOUNTAIN US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-68 BRUCE THOMAS COLLECTION NGC MS 61 ONLY (1) MS 62 DPL FINER OF ONLY (5) OF THIS TYPE LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019. ALSO CATALOGUED AS BAKER-343C.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

CENTENNIAL FOUNTAIN DOLLAR IN WHITE METAL.
View Coin HK-069 MS 63 UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 GILT COPPER SC$1 1876 PA HK-69 CENTENNIAL FOUNTAIN US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-69 EX. VIRGIL BRAND COLL. NGC MS 63 FROM THE FORMER COLLECTION OF VIRGIL BRAND. ONLY (2) MS 64'S LISTED FINER OF (20) TOTAL OF THIS TYPE IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

ANOTHER ONE OF THESE IN THE SAME GRADE SOLD FOR $506.00 IN THE 2011 SEALED BID SALE OF THE OSTHEIMER COLLECTION.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

CENTENNIAL FOUNTAIN DOLLAR IN GILT COPPER.
View Coin HK-074 MS 63 UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 1876 PA HK-74 DECLAR OF INDEPENDENCE US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-74 NGC MS 63 ONLY (8) GRADED FINER OF (41) LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE DOLLAR

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

Obverse engraved by Abraham Demarest; reverse engraved by George Hampden Lovett.

View Coin HK-080 MS 61 HK PLATE 2ND EDITION UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 1876 PA HK-80 FAIRMOUNT PARK US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-80 OSTHEIMER COLLECTION HK PLATE 2ND ED. NGC MS 61 THERE ARE ONLY TEN OF THIS TYPE LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

Provenance: From the Henry Edward Collection. Earlier ex Ostheimer Collection. The plate medal for the type in the second edition of the Hibler-Kappen reference on so-called dollars.

THIS EXAMPLE SOLD IN THE OSTHEIMER SEALED BID AUCTION IN 2011 FOR $506.00. DIES FOR THIS MEDAL BY GEORGE H LOVETT.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

EXPOSITION BUILDING DOLLAR

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.
View Coin HK-083 MS 65 BN UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 COPPER SC$1 1876 PA HK-83 ART GALLERY BUILDING US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-83 US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION NGC MS 65 BN ONLY (1) MS 66 FINER OF ONLY (17) TOTAL IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019. PURCHASED FROM JOHN RAYMOND.

ART GALLERY BUILDING DOLLAR IN COPPER.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.
View Coin HK-086 MS 67 UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 RED GUTTA-PERCHA SC$1 1876 PA HK-86 ART GALLERY BUILDING US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-86 NGC MS 67 TIED FOR FINEST OF ONLY EIGHT LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

THE OTHER MS 67 EXAMPLE WAS SOLD BY STACKS BOWERS IN 2015 FOR $998.75.

THIS TYPE OF SO-CALLED DOLLAR WAS MADE IN MANY TYPES OF METALS, THIS EXAMPLE IS MADE OF RED GUTTA-PERCHA NATURAL LATEX THAT COMES FROM TREES OF THE SAME NAME.

The vivid reddish-orange surfaces of this medal are as attractive as the day it was struck. This is a rare type, especially with the virtually pristine surface quality offered here.

Provenance: From the Henry Edward Collection.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.

CENTENNIAL ART GALLERY BUILDING DOLLAR IN RED GUTTA-PURCHA.
View Coin HK-092 MS 62 PL UNITED STATES NORTH CAROLINA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 1876 PA HK-92 BATTLE OF MOORE'S CREEK LOVETT'S BATTLES OF 1776 HK-92 NGC MS 62 PL ONLY (8) OF THIS TYPE LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019.

ONE EXAMPLE SOLD FOR $881.00 IN MS 62 DPL BY HERITAGE AUCTIONS IN 2014. ANOTHER EXAMPLE SOLD FOR $540.00 IN MS 63 PL BY HERITAGE AUCTIONS IN 2016.

LOVETT'S EIGHT BATTLES' OF 1776 DOLLARS.

Issued by George Hampden Lovett, New York City, to commemorate battles of 1776. Series of 8 priced at time of issue in white metal, $2; in bronze, $4; in silver, $14; case for each set, $1.
View Coin HK-104 MS 62 DPL UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 1876 PA HK-104 BATTLE OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN LOVETT'S BATTLES OF 1776 HK-104 NGC MS 62 DPL THERE ARE ONLY (6) GRADED DEEP PROOFLIKES FOR THIS MEDAL TYPE (1/2019). HICKIES ON WASHINGTON'S NECK AND CHEEK LIMIT THE GRADE OF THIS RATHER CHOICE EXAMPLE.

LOVETT'S EIGHT BATTLES DOLLAR- BATTLE OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN, NEW YORK

Issued by George Hampden Lovett, New York City, to commemorate battles of 1776. Series of 8 priced at time of issue in white metal, $2; in bronze, $4; in silver, $14; case for each set, $1.
View Coin HK-114B MS 62 PCGS UNITED STATES 1861 BRONZE SC$1 (1876) PA HK-114B UNITY OF GOVERNMENT US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-114B PCGS MS 62 Brown UNITY OF GOVERNMENT DOLLAR - CIRCA 1861. HK-114b Bronze, Baker 264B, GW-432.

(1) MS 63 GRADED BY NGC, AND THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE GRADED BY PGCS (1/2019).

VERY RARE SO-CALLED DOLLAR TYPE THAT PROBABLY SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN LISTED IN THE SO-CALLED DOLLAR REFERENCE BOOK, SINCE THEY WERE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED.

NOTE: These medals, Nos. 114 through 114g inclusive, should not be included in this section of the book. It has been proven that it was not issued as part of the U.S. Centennial Celebration, but rather was issued for the Confederate States of America Election of 1861. It has been left in place solely for the reason to keep it in numerical order. These have been moved into an earlier section on its own as duplication. Dies prepared by Robert Lovett Jr.
View Coin HK-117 PF 63 ULTRA CAMEO UNITED STATES PENNSYLVANIA 1876 PEWTER SC$1 1876 PA HK-117 CHILDREN OF AMERICA US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-117 CENTENNIAL EXPO (B-415C) NGC PF 63 ULTRA CAMEO THIS IS THE ONLY PROOF ULTRA CAMEO OF THIS TYPE. ONLY (3) PROOFS GRADED OF THIS TYPE (3/2019).

Pierced for suspension, as issued. A simply exquisite piece, both sides are highly reflective in finish with smartly impressed, razor sharp devices. Dies by George H. Lovett, also known as GW-902 white metal per the Lovett Tokens & Medals website by Dave Baldwin. Thanks to Dave for all of his knowledge of the Lovett family's body of work from 1824 to around 1894. Also cataloged as Baker-415C.

CHILDREN OF AMERICA DOLLAR.

Description from the So-Called Dollar book: Although this medal is unsigned, the central bust of Washington also appeared on a different medal (Baker 271) that was signed G. H. L., so it is likely that this medal was struck by George Hampden Lovett as well.
View Coin HK-117 MS 65 PL UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 1876 PA HK-117 CHILDREN OF AMERICA US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-117 NGC MS 65 PL THIS EXAMPLE IS TOP POP FOR BOTH MINT STATE AND PROOF GRADED SO-CALLED DOLLARS OF THIS TYPE. THERE ARE ONLY A TOTAL OF (16) MS AND (3) PF EXAMPLES OF THIS TYPE LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS (1/2019).

CHILDREN OF AMERICA DOLLARS 1876

FROM THE SO-CALLED DOLLAR BOOK: Although this medal is unsigned, the central bust of Washington also appeared on a different medal (Baker 271) that was signed G. H. L., so it is likely that this medal was struck by George Hampden Lovett as well.

Dies by George H. Lovett, also known as GW-902 white metal per the Lovett Tokens & Medals website by Dave Baldwin. Thanks to Dave for all of his knowledge of the Lovett family's body of work from 1824 to around 1894. Also cataloged as Baker-415C.
View Coin HK-118 UNC DETAILS UNITED STATES PHILADELPHIA, PA 1876 WHITE METAL SC$1 1876 PA HK-118 WASHINGTON-GRANT DOLLAR US CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION HK-118 BRUCE THOMAS COLLECTION NGC UNC Details ONLY (17) OF THIS TYPE LISTED IN NGC CENSUS (1/2019). VERY SMALL RIM BUMP AT 2:00 ON OBVERSE IS THE ONLY DISTRACTING PROBLEM WITH THE OTHERWISE UNCIRCULATED GRADE EXAMPLE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL MEDAL.

E PLURIBUS UNUM, WASHINGTON-GRANT DOLLAR.

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Purpose: To commemorate 100th anniversary of signing of United States Declaration of Independence.
View Coin HK-119A MS 64 BN H&K PLATE UNITED STATES SARATOGA CIRCA 1877 BRONZE SC$1 (c.1877) HK-119A BATTLE OF SARATOGA HK-119A Bruce Thomas Collection H&K PLATE NGC MS 64 BN REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLES, ANNIVERSARIES, HEADQUARTERS, MEMORIALS, MONUMENTS. BATTLE OF SARATOGA MONUMENT (UNDATED)--CIRCA 1877.

Many of these issues were of official nature; struck and sold to assist in defraying cost of particular celebration or memorial involved. While thus localized sometimes as to issue, original events obviously were of great national importance.

THERE ARE ONLY A TOTAL OF (13) OF THIS TYPE IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 5/2019, WITH ONLY 6 GRADED FINER. THIS IS DESIGNATED AS THE PLATE EXAMPLE PICTURED IN THE SO-CALLED DOLLAR REFERENCE BOOK.
View Coin HK-120 MS 63 BN UNITED STATES WYOMING 1878 BRONZED COPPER SC$1 1878 HK-120 WYOMING BATTLE & MASSACRE HK-120 NGC MS 63 BN REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLES, ANNIVERSARIES, HEADQUARTERS, MEMORIALS, MONUMENTS

WYOMING BATTLE & MASSACRE CENTENNIAL 1878.

ONLY 324 OF THESE MEDALS WERE STRUCK IN BRONZED COPPER PER THE SO-CALLED DOLLAR WEBSITE.

A leaflet distributed with some of the medals contains a copy of notarized statements from Harrison Wright, chairman of the Committee on the Wyoming Memorial Medal and from George Morgan attesting to the mintage figures shown. The statement from Morgan confirms that "he designed the Wyoming Memorial Medal, cut the dies and furnished the committee with the medals," and that "the dies from which the above medals were struck, have this day [July 15, 1878] been broken...and the fragments forwaded to the committee." A note in 13 AJN 48 reports that the 7 pieces in gold were struck for presentation to Mrs. Hayes (the President's wife) and others, although the official record of the event states that they were intended to be "awarded as prizes in regattas, or for the best displays of civic or military associations."
View Coin HK-125 PF 64 ULTRA CAMEO UNITED STATES GROTON HEIGHTS 1881 WHITE METAL SC$1 1881 HK-125 BATTLE OF GROTON HEIGHTS HK-125 NGC PF 64 ULTRA CAMEO THERE ARE ONLY (13) GRADED PROOFS IN THIS SO-CALLED DOLLAR TYPE, AND (10) OF THOSE ARE ULTRA CAMEOS (1/2019). DIES BY GEORGE HAMPDEN LOVETT.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLES, ANNIVERSARIES, HEADQUARTERS, MEMORIALS, MONUMENTS.

BATTLE OF GROTON HEIGHTS CENTENNIAL 1881.
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