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BRUCE THOMAS COLLECTION OF SO-CALLED DOLLARS AND OTHER MEDALS

Category:  Token & Medals
Last Modified:  11/11/2018
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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.

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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-11E THAT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE GRADED BY NGC TO DATE, AND MY HK-293 THAT IS THE FINEST OF ONLY TWO GRADED BY NGC TO DATE AS EXAMPLES.

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View Coin HK-008 MS 62 UNITED STATES LONDON, ENGLAND 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 8 FINER OF THE 60 THAT NGC HAS GRADED (5/2017). 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

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 BY NGC. DIES FOR THIS MEDAL BY GEORGE H LOVETT.
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 TOP POP, NONE FINER. 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.

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-011E MS 64 BN UNITED STATES SOUTH CAROLINA 1861 COPPER SC$1 1861 SC HK-11E BOMBARDMENT OF FT SUMTER HK-11E THOMAS COLLECTION NGC MS 64 BN THIS IS THE ONLY HK-11E GRADED BY NGC (8/2018). MY FATHER-IN-LAW'S FAMILY ARE FROM SUMTER, SC, SO THIS MEDAL IS VERY SPECIAL TO ME AND APPARENTLY EXTREMELY RARE OR UNIQUE. JEFF SHEVLIN TELLS ME THAT OF THE (6) VARIETIES OF THESE "BOMBARDMENT" MEDALS, THIS IS THE ONLY HK-11E THAT HE HAS EVER SEEN, RAW OR GRADED. IF JEFF HAS NOT SEEN THIS TYPE, IT PROBABLY DOES NOT EXIST EXCEPT FOR THIS EXAMPLE. DIES FOR THIS MEDAL BY GEORGE H LOVETT.

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-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. (2) MS 66'S FINEST GRADED BY NGC. 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 (5/2017). PURCHASED FROM JEFF SHEVLIN AT ANA SHOW IN DALLAS, TX 2016.

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 (12) OF THIS TYPE LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS. 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 GRADED FINER OF ONLY (5) TOTAL PROOFS GRADED OF THIS TYPE (5/2017). 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) MS65'S GRADED FINER OF THIS TYPE (6/2017).

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 TONED SILVER MEDAL.

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.

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 GRADED FINER OF THIS TYPE BY NGC.

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 (10) MS65'S AND (1) MS66 FINER (5/2017)

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

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 ONLY (9) FINER OF THE (70) THAT NGC HAS GRADED (5/2017).

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

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. ONLY (5) MS 65 BN'S AND (1) MS 66 BN GRADED FINER OF THE ROUNDED 6 VARIETY BY NGC (5/2017).

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 (5) MS 65 BN'S AND (1) MS 66 BN GRADED FINER OF THE ROUNDED 6 VARIETY BY NGC (4/2018).

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) 65 PL FOR FINEST OVERALL GRADED OF THIS TYPE (5/2017). 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). TIED FOR FINEST GRADED NON-PL. ONE 65 PL AND MY 65 DPL FINER (5/2017).

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 GRADED BY NGC (5/2017). PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY HAROLD HIBLER, CO-AUTHOR OF THE SO-CALLED DOLLARS BOOK. EX- OSTHEIMER COLLECTION. THIS EXACT 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 (13) TOTAL GRADED OF THIS TYPE (5/2017). 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 8 GRADED BY NGC (5/2017). 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.

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.


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

THIS SO-CALLED DOLLAR TYPE IS ALSO CATALOGUED AS BAKER 394C. SOMEWHAT RARE, AS THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN 21 OF THIS TYPE GRADED PER NGC'S CENSUS, AND NONE GRADED BY PCGS.

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 (8/2018).

U.S. CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 1876 PHILADELPHIA, PA

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

LIBERTY SEATED DOLLARS
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 TIED FOR FINEST GRADED EXAMPLE OF ONLY (4) OF THIS TYPE GRADED (5/2017). 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
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 FINER OF (18) TOTAL GRADED OF THIS TYPE BY NGC (8/2018).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 (40) GRADED BY NGC (8/2018).

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 GRADED BY NGC.

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 THIS TYPE GRADED BY NGC. 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 GRADED OF THIS TYPE. 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-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.

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.

(1) MS 63 GRADED BY NGC, AND THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE GRADED BY PGCS. VERY RARE SO-CALLED DOLLAR THAT PROBABLY SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN LISTED IN THE SO-CALLED DOLLAR REFERENCE BOOK.

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 (8/2018).

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-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 15 OF THIS TYPE LISTED IN NGC CENSUS. 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 11 OF THIS TYPE IN THE NGC CENSUS AS OF 7/2018, WITH ONLY 5 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 below. 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 (5/2017). DIES BY GEORGE HAMPDEN LOVETT.

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

BATTLE OF GROTON HEIGHTS CENTENNIAL 1881.
View Coin HK-128 MS 60 UNITED STATES TRENTON, NEW JERSEY 1893 ALUMINUM SC$1 1893 HK-128 BATTLE OF TRENTON HK-128 BRUCE THOMAS COLLECTION NGC MS 60 REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLES, ANNIVERSARIES, HEADQUARTERS, MEMORIALS, MONUMENTS.

BATTLE OF TRENTON MONUMENT 1893.

THERE ARE ONLY A TOTAL OF TEN EXAMPLES OF THIS TYPE LISTED IN THE NGC CENSUS (8/2018).
View Coin HK-131 MS 63 BN UNITED STATES BOSTON, MA 1901 COPPER SC$1 1901 HK-131 EVACUATION OF BOSTON 125th ANNIVERSARY HK-131 NGC MS 63 BN ONLY (5) 64'S AND (1) 65 FINER OF (72) GRADED BY NGC (6/2017).

EVACUATION OF BOSTON, 125th ANNIVERSARY 1901.

Reverse of issue below is replica of famous Gold medal given General Washington by Resolution of Continental Congress March 25, 1776; only gold medal ever granted him by Federal Government. One hundred years later, just prior to both Centennial Celebration of Evacuation, Boston and to U.S. Centennial, Philadelphia--1876, 50 Boston citizens subscribed fund to purchase medal from Washington family who finally were induced to act due both "to losses sustained...during... Civil War...and (national) interest...of the centennial."

Purchasers immediately presented piece to City of Boston to be "preserved forever in the Boston Public Library." Medal is about 68mm. in size, 2 11/16mm. thick and weighs more than 7 oz.

These reproductions were distributed to Boston school children in 1901; struck by Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, NJ.
View Coin HK-131 MS 61 BN UNITED STATES BOSTON, MA 1901 COPPER SC$1 1901 HK-131 EVACUATION OF BOSTON 125th ANNIVERSARY HK-131 NGC MS 61 BN EVACUATION OF BOSTON, 125th ANNIVERSARY 1901.

Reverse of issue below is replica of famous Gold medal given General Washington by Resolution of Continental Congress March 25, 1776; only gold medal ever granted him by Federal Government. One hundred years later, just prior to both Centennial Celebration of Evacuation, Boston and to U.S. Centennial, Philadelphia--1876, 50 Boston citizens subscribed fund to purchase medal from Washington family who finally were induced to act due both "to losses sustained...during... Civil War...and (national) interest...of the centennial."

Purchasers immediately presented piece to City of Boston to be "preserved forever in the Boston Public Library." Medal is about 68mm. in size, 2 11/16mm. thick and weighs more than 7 oz.

These reproductions were distributed to Boston school children in 1901; struck by Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, NJ.
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