HORNREICH COLLECTION: Medallic History of Christopher Columbus and the World's Columbian Exposition
Columbus Declaration of Independence Dollar, Eglit-36, HK-157 WM

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States Chicago, IL 1892-3
Design Description: SO-CALLED DOLLARS - HIBLER & KAPPEN Declaration of Independence Dollar
Item Description: WM SC$1 1892-3 IL HK-157 DECLAR. OF INDEPENDENCE COLUMBIAN EXPO, 37mm HK-157 WM, Eglit-36 JEFF SHEVLIN COLLECTION
Full Grade: NGC MS 62
Owner: Spencer Collection

Owner Comments:

Medal, 1892-3, WM, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE DOLLAR, WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, Chicago, IL, So Called Dollar HK-157 White Metal, Eglit-36, NGC MS62, Cert# 3511470-025. Obv. Across center, on ribbon, World's Columbian Exposition; below at l., 1892, below at r., 1893; upper half is scene depicting signing of Declaration; above all, around Signing of Declaration of Independence / July 4th 1776; in lower half in center is spread eagle atop shield; below bust to l., Columbus, below bust to r., Washington; below all, Chicago; Rev. Upper half is scene depicting Landing of Columbus; above, Discovery of America; below scene, on ribbon, October 1492; lower half is scene depicting Landing of Pilgrims, microscopic R. L. beneath r. base; below, Dec. 1620 / Landing of the Pilgrims. Struck by Boldenweck & Co, Chicago, who received design patents D20,196 and D20,195 for the obverse and reverse designs Oct. 7, 1890. Possibly designed by Rudolph Laubenheimer, who designed No. 297. Almost certainly not designed by Robert Lovett, as suggested by Eglit, since Lovett died more than a decade earlier.

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