HORNREICH COLLECTION: Medallic History of Christopher Columbus and the World's Columbian Exposition
Columbian Expo Related, Carter H. Harrison Statue, HK-765 cu, Eglit-360, Rulau Chi-78 1893

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States Illinois 1893
Design Description: SO-CALLED DOLLARS - HIBLER & KAPPEN CARTER H. HARRISON STATUE
Item Description: Copper SC$1 (1893) IL HK-765 CARTER H. HARRISON STATUE HK-765, Eglit-360, Rulau Chi-78
Full Grade: NGC MS 62 RB
Owner: Spencer Collection

Owner Comments:

Medal, 1893, Copper, CARTER H. HARRISON STATUE, (Columbian Expo Related) Chicago, IL. So-Called Dollar, HK-765, NGC MS62RB, Cert# 2462181-007. Well engraved high-relief bust of Carter Harrison, Mayor of Chicago, who was shot dead in October, 1893, during the World's Columbian Exposition, while he was standing in the doorway of his own home. The shooter, Patrick E. Prendergast was seeking revenge for failing to obtain a city city job. The assassin was quickly convicted and hanged. The reverse of the medal has a memorial plaque and noted that the bearer of the medal paid $1 into Mr. Harrison's memorial fund. A somewhat difficult medal to find in high grade.

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