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U.S. Centennial Exposition 1876

 

1) This is the same piece as pictured in the 2nd edition of HK as HK43, but in the first edition HK43 is described as having a different reverse - that of HK24. Thus, unlisted in the first edition. Baker394B. Rare in Copper, Rare in White Metal, Rare in Gilt(Brass?). Extremely Rare in silver. Almost never found holed. Copper, 37.6mm.

 

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Medal of George Washington 1776 1876 Philadelphia Worlds Fair Baker 394b
 

2) Variety of Baker391G but WITH "Demarest S.C." in small letters around bottom. NASCA sale (4/28/81 lot#4044) sold one in silver. It may exist in bronze, but I have never found one. Very Rare in white metal(I do not know which variety is rarer, with "Demarest S.C.", or without). Extremely Rare in silver, and, if it exists at all, Extremely Rare in bronze. White metal 42.4mm.

 

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John Hancock signing of Declaration of Independence medal Baker391G
 

3) Baker391G. Like the piece above but WITHOUT "Demarest S.C." around bottom (read above). There may still be some confusion with regard to the various varieties/mulings Baker388-Baker391G and HK74-79b. Click Here to view the three reverse dies used on HK74-HK79b and Baker 388-Baker391G. Baker's description of Baker390 being the same as HK74 is in error. White metal 42.4mm. Image Courtesy of Stacks Bowers Galleries www.stacksbowers.com

 

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John Hancock signing of Declaration of Independence medal Baker391G
 

4) John Hancock reverse. Baker391D. Rulau/Fuld lists this piece in silver, copper/bronze, brass, and white metal. A Strong Rare in white metal. Very Rare in copper/bronze. Extremely Rare in silver and brass. I have never located one in brass. White metal, 41.6mm.

 

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100th Anniversary Declaration of Independence Hancock medal Baker391D
 

5) It is unclear to me if this piece (with "Demarest. Sc.") was the piece described in the first edition of HK as HK76. This IS however the piece shown as HK76 in the second edition of HK, which is just as well because it matches the Baker388 description. In old sales catalogs, HK75-77 and HK78-79b may have been confused with each other due to the incomplete description in the first edition of HK. A Strong Rare in white metal, and rarer than HK74. Very Rare in Copper/Bronze. Extremely Rare in silver. Baker388, White Metal, 42.4mm.

 

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100th Anniversary Declaration of Independence Trumbull painting medal
 

6) There are five medals with this "See How We Prosper" common reverse. Shown here is the French version. Other versions are the English version(see below), the German version, the Catholic version, and a Washington medal(Baker428). The French, English, and German versions are Very Scarce in white metal, Very Rare in bronze, and Extremely Rare in silver. The Catholic version appears to have the same rarity in bronze and silver as the three language versions, but appears to be Rare in white metal. Designed by German American engraver Rudolf Laubenheimer. White metal, 44.7mm.

 

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French See How We Prosper 1876 Philadelphia Exposition medal
 

7) English version of "See How We Prosper". Read description of #5 above. White metal, 44.7mm.

 

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English See How We Prosper 1876 Philadelphia Exposition medal
 

7a) German version of "See How We Prosper". Read description of #5 above. Silver, 44.7mm.

 

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German See How We Prosper 1876 Philadelphia Exposition medal
 

7b) Catholic version of "See How We Prosper". Read description of #5 above. Silver, 44.7mm.

 

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Catholic See How We Prosper 1876 Philadelphia Exposition medal
 

8)This piece has the same obverse as Baker410, but with a blank reverse. Unlike Baker410, this piece appears to always comes un-looped. Also, whereas Baker410 is found in silver and white metal, I have only found this piece in brass. Very Rare, Brass, 39.7mm.

 

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Baker 410A Washington California Obverse Philadelphia Expo 1876 medal
 

9) This and the following seven medals all have the same common reverse as HK90 - HK113, but with the SECOND obverse(Baker448). The most common of the series is the FIRST obverse variety (HK90-HK113) in white metal, and in white metal each type appears to me to be Very Scarce. They are Rare in bronze/copper. Rulau states that the second reverse varieties are the same rarity as the first obverse varieties, but I have found each of the second obverse pieces as shown here in bronze/copper to be closer to Very Rare. Interestingly the second obverse varieties do not appear to exist in white metal. Both first and second obverse varieties exist in silver and are each Extremely Rare. This piece has the same reverse as HK91. "Battle Of Moores Creek Bridge". Very Rare, Copper/bronze, 34mm.

 

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Battle Of Moores Creek Bridge George Washington Medal July 4th 1876
 

10) Battle of Sullivan's Island. Same reverse as HK93, but with the second obverse. Specific gravity testing revealed the silver content of this piece to be somewhere in the range of coin silver or sterling silver. This is a bit odd because I also have an Unc HK111 in silver that tests out with a specific gravity of 10.5 which would indicate .99 silver. Baker 448, Extremely Rare, Silver, 34mm.

 

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Battle of Sullivans Island George Washington Medal July 4th 1876
 

11) HK 97 with the second obverse. I have found all eight of the 2nd obverse varieties in copper/bronze to be approximately twice as rare as the 1st obverse pieces in the same metal. Read #9 above for more info. "Battle Of Long Island". Baker 448A/B, Very Rare, Copper/bronze, 34mm.

 

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Battle of Long Island George Washington Medal July 4th 1876 Centennial
 

12) HK 100 with the second obverse. "Battle Of Harlem Plains". Baker 448A/B. Read #9 above for more info. Baker 448A/B, Very Rare, Copper/bronze, 34mm.

 

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Battle of Harlem Plains George Washington Medal July 4th 1876 Centennial
 

13) HK 103 with the unlisted second obverse. Interestingly, although the first obverse pieces can most commonly be found in white metal, I have never located any white metal second obverse pieces. Baker 448A/B. "Battle Of Lake Champlain". Read #9 above for more info. Baker 448A/B, Very Rare, Copper/bronze, 34mm.

 

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Battle of Lake Champlain George Washington Medal July 4th 1876
 

14) HK 106 with the unlisted second obverse. "Battle Of White Plains". Read #9 above for more info. Baker 448A/B, Very Rare, Copper/bronze, 34mm.

 

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Battle of White Plains George Washington Medal July 4th 1876 Centennial
 

15) HK 109 with the second obverse. "Battle Of Fort Washington". Read #9 above for more info. Baker 448A/B, Very Rare, Copper/bronze, 34mm.

 

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Battle of Fort Washington George Washington Medal July 4th 1876
 

16) HK112 with the second obverse. "Battle Of Trenton". Read #9 above for more info. Baker 448A/B, Very Rare, Copper/bronze, 34mm.

 

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Battle of Trenton George Washington Medal July 4th 1876 Centennial
 

17) "In Commemoration Of The 100th Anniversary Of American Independence. 1876", "Born, Feb. 22, 1732 Died, Dec. 14, 1799". In tiny lettering below bust: "U.S.M. Co.". Rare in white metal. Rulau lists it in silver, but I have never found one, so Extremely Rare in silver. I have also found it described as Gilt (Brass?) and it appears to be Very Rare as such. Baker406A, White metal, 42mm.

 

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George Washington 1876 Anniversary of American Independence Medal
 

18) From the 1876 Centennial Expo in Philadelphia. This piece can be found in silver, bronze, brass, and white metal. Very Rare in silver. Rare in each of the other three metals, but Very Scarce combining all three together. Baker425B, Rare, Brass, 39.7mm.

 

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Anniversary of American Independence Union Forever Washington Medal

World's Industrial And Cotton Centennial Exposition 1884

 

19) Unlisted in the first HK edition, HK143b in the second edition. I have not found it in any other metal. Rare, but Very Rare unholed, White metal, measures exactly 33mm.

 

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Industrial Cotton Centennial Exposition New Orleans Medal 1884 1885
 

20) , One side as the reverse of HK143; the other side unlisted. "The. Worlds Exposition 1884 1885" Rv: "Reunion Of Mexican War Veteran At.N.O. 1846-7". Very Rare, White metal, 32.9mm.

 

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Cotton Centennial Expo New Orleans Medal 1884 Mexican War Veterans
 

21) Unlisted in the first HK edition, HK144a and HK144b in the second edition. Rare in white metal. Extremely Rare in bronze. White metal, 37.6mm.

 

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Liberty Bell Worlds Industrial Cotton Exposition New Orleans 1885 Medal
 

22) "Souvenir The Worlds Fair Industrial And Cotton Centennial Exposition Dec. 1st 1884 To May 31st 1885". Rare, but Very Rare unholed. Extremely Rare in nice Unc. White Metal, 43.5mm.

 

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Worlds Fair Industrial Cotton Centennial 1884 1885 New Orleans Medal

Worlds Columbian Exposition 1893

Included below are only some of the World Columbian pieces that are unlisted in HK. For a complete listing of ALL World Columbian so called dollars that I am aware of, both included in HK and unlisted(including those listed here), CLICK HERE

 

23) "Worlds Columbian Exposition" "Electrical Building". In tiny lettering: "Childs, Chicago.", Unlisted in Eglit and the first edition of HK. Listed in the second edition as HK161a. Very Scarce, Aluminum, 37mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Electrical Building Aluminum Medal
 

24) The reverse of HK161. "Horticultural Building" with half globe below. In tiny lettering: "Childs, Chicago." Rare, and usually found in Unc condition. Aluminum, 37mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Horticultural Building Aluminum Medal
 

25) Obverse of HK236a combined with the obverse of HK161. "The World's Columbian Exposition 1892", Rare, Aluminum, 37mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Christopher Columbus 1892 Medal
 

26) A pairing of the obverse of HK236a with the obverse of HK162. "Christopher Columbus 1492-1893" "Administration Buildg.", Very Rare, possibly Extremely Rare, Aluminum, 37mm.

 

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Columbus World Columbian Exposition Administration Building Medal
 

27) "John L. Walker/Chairman" "Columbus In Sight Of The New World/The Santa Maria" The reverse of HK167 and HK204. Very Rare, Bronze, and this one with an olive greenish patina, 38mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition John Walker Chairman Santa Maria Medal
 

28) There are many World Columbian Expo die pairings. Here is another. The obverse of Eglit546 combined with the reverse of HK167 and HK204. This is the only one of these I have found. Probably Extremely Rare, Aluminum, 37.9mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Administration Building Santa Maria Medal
 

29) The reverse of HK168 muled with the reverse of HK172. In tiny lettering: "S.D. Childs & Co. Chicago". Rare, Aluminum, 38.2mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Childs Horticultural Building Medal
 

30) This piece is the muling of the reverse of HK168 with the reverse of HK241. Rare, Aluminum, 38.3mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Trinity Of Heroes Medal
 

31) Reverse of HK176 combined with the reverse HK193. Unlisted in the first HK edition, HK177a(Aluminum) and HK177b(Brass) in the second edition. "The Fisheries Building 200 X 1,100 Feet Cost $200,000". This one appears to be Copper. I have found it to be Rare in aluminum and Very Rare in copper or brass. Copper, 35.6mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Administration and Fisheries Medal
 

32) Obverse HK 176, Some sort of die trial. Bought off of ebay and the only one I've come across. Extremely Rare, Brass, 35.2mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Columbus Uniface Medal
 

33) Reverse HK178 combined with the reverse of HK182. Unlisted in the first HK edition. HK183a(aluminum) and HK183b(Brass) in the 2nd edition. Rare in either metal. Also, Extremely Rare in silver plate. Brass, 35mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Mines & Mining Government Building Medal
 

34) Obverse of HK214 with "J.M. Weston President." reverse. "Childs Chicago" below. Very Rare, and considerably rarer than HK214. Aluminum, 38.3mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition J. M. Weston Michigan Building Medal
 

35) Same as previous but this time combined with the obverse of HK215. In tiny lettering below cabin: "Childs Chicago". Very rare, and considerably rarer than HK215. Aluminum, 38.3mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Forestry Exhibit J. M. Weston Medal
 

36) Like HK222 but everything in lower relief as well as other differences. Rarer than HK222. Unlisted in the first edition of HK. HK222a in the second edition of HK. This piece also exist in other metals, each of which appears to be Extremely Rare. Aluminum, Very Scarce, 35.8mm

 

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World Columbian Exposition Columbus Discovery America Medal
 

37) Like HK223 but on the reverse it reads: "Chas. Emmerich & Co." instead of "C. Emmerich & Co." I believe this variety is rarer than it's HK counterpart, but by how much I'm not sure. Very Scarce, Copper, 38.4mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Chas. Emmerich Saint Gaudens Medal
 

38) Like HK223 but on the reverse it reads: "W.W. Kimball Co." instead of "C. Emmerich & Co.". Gilt, Very Rare, 38.4mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition W.W. Kimball Saint Gaudens Medal
 

39) Like HK223 but on the reverse it reads: "Frederick Stearns & Co" instead of "C. Emmerich & Co." This is the only one I have found. Extremely Rare, Bronze, 38.2mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Frederick Stearns & Co. Gaudens Medal
 

40) Obverse of HK227 muled with a "BTR"? monogram. This obverse is also found with a few other rare(and obscure) reverses, including an "SV" monogram. Also look at #59b. Extremely Rare. Aluminum, 34.7mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Christopher Columbus BTR monogram medal
 

41) Combining the obverse of HK230 with the reverse of HK238. Equally Rare in white metal and bronze. Combining both metals together, Rare. White metal, 38.2mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Discovery America October 21, 1892 Chicago
 

42) This piece does not quite fit the description of HK235 as listed in the first edition, but I wonder if HK's description was in slight error. The 2nd edition lists it as HK235 which is probably correct. Rare, but more than three quarters of them are holed. Have only found it in white metal. Eglit308. White metal, 37.7mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Three Buildings Reverse Medal
 

43) The obverse of HK236a paired with the "Electrical Building" obverse of HK161a in the 2nd edition of HK. Very Rare, Aluminum, 37.1mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Electrical Building Columbus Medal
 

44) The obverse of HK236a with the "Horticultural Building" reverse. A tiny "SF" to the right of "Horticultural Building" on the reverse. Very Rare, Aluminum, 37.1mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Horticultural Building Medal
 

45) Obverse of HK210 combined with a different reverse. "Columbian Bazaar For The Childrens Home". Not easy to come by. Very Rare, Aluminum, 38.0mm.

 

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Christopher Columbus Exposition Bazaar For The Childrens Home Medal
 

46) The reverse of HK236a paired with a reverse that is similar to the reverse of HK159 but with the descriptive words of "Aluminum" in a different order, as well as other minor differences. An Extremely Rare die combination, Aluminum, 37.1mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Five Buildings Wonderful Aluminum Medal
 

47) Same as HK237 but with "Cristophus" instead of "Christopher". Unlisted in the first edition of HK, but listed as HK237e in the second edition. Perhaps slightly rarer than it's HK counterpart. Rare, Brass, 34.3mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Christopher Columbus Uniface Medal
 

48) Listed as HK243c in the 2nd edition of HK. Not easy to come by. Very Rare, and rarer than HK243a. Aluminum, 38.3mm.

 

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Columbian Expo Mrs. Potter Palmer Board Of Lady Managers Medal
 

49) The obverse is similar to the obverse of HK171. It is strange that this piece was not included in the original edition of HK (or the new edition), as it is somewhat common. Neither side of this piece is listed in either edition of HK. Eglit 20, Scarce, Aluminum, 38.1mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Small Busts Of Columbus & C.W.G. Ferris Medal
 

50) "Souvenir Of The Indiana Building Chicago", Eglit 11, (Eglit describes this piece as being 32mm which is in error). Neither side of this piece is listed in HK. Not all that uncommon. Very Scarce, White metal, 37mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Indiana Building 1893 Medal
 

51) "Agricultural Building Chicago 1893" "The Oriental Republic Of Uruguay". The obverse of this piece is the same as the obverse of HK161b in the 2nd edition of HK. Combined together with the variety below, Rare, Aluminum, 37.2mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition 1893 Oriental Republic Of Uruguay Medal
 

52) Same as above except "July 18, 1893." added to the reverse. I do not know which variety is rarer. Combined together with the variety above, Rare, Aluminum, 37.2mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Uruguay 1893 Agricultural Building Medal
 

53) "Administration Bldg." "Odorless Tasteless Malleable Ductile", The obverse of this piece is shown as the reverse of HK206a in the 2nd edition of HK. Eglit 464. Rare, Aluminum, 38.3mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Administration Bldg. Aluminum Wonderful
 

54) Early pioneer scene of Chicago. "Veni, Vidi, Vici". Reverse has a twenty five line description of Chicago. This is listed in Eglit as #42, but note that there were two entries in Eglit listed as #42. Very Scarce, Aluminum, 44.4mm.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Veni Vidi Vici Chicago 1893 Facts Medal
 

55) An interesting seven sided good luck souvenir piece from the World's Columbian Expo. Eglit #322. A photo of this exact piece is shown in Charles Kirtley sale #137(Nov 1996)lot #A019. Rarely encountered. Extremely Rare, Aluminum, 36.3mm as measured from one corner to the middle of an opposite edge.

 

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1893 Chicago Worlds Fair Seven Sided Good Luck Souvenir Medal
 

56) I was not aware of this piece until 2012, and I saw three of them in one year! One was on ebay(this one), one in a recent Presidential sale(unholed), and a holed one on Tom Hoffman's website. I have not seen any others since(2016). Not in Eglit. I did not find ANY examples of this piece in old catalogs that I looked through. Very Rare, and probably Extremely Rare unholed. Aluminum, 37.9mm

 

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World Columbian Exposition Souvenir Administration Building Medal
 

57) Found in white metal and always(?) holed. More rarely found in aluminum and usually unholed. The white metal pieces occasionally come with a ribbon/pinbar. The reverse is very similar to HK232, but there appear to be slight differences. Eglit 79. Rare in White Metal(holed), and Very Rare in Aluminum, 38.1mm

 

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1893 Exposition Grover Cleveland Columbus Discovering America Medal
 

58) The same obverse as HK632 but with a different reverse. Very Rare in bronze. Extremely Rare in white metal. The reverse is not pictured anywhere in either HK or Eglit, but is probably the same reverse as Eglit333, Eglit13, and Eglit236. White Metal, Eglit356, 37.7mm

 

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Christopher Columbus Birdseye View of World Columbian Exposition Medal
 

59) On September 20th, 1892, the Grand Parade of the Grand Army of the Republic took place in Washinton DC. It was a large public event with 80,000 veterans participating. The next day was the official opening of the 26th National Encampment of the GAR. Click Here for more info. The obverse of this token advertises the Chicago Worlds Fair that was to open the following month. Similar to the reverse of HK232 with a different inscription. Aluminum, Extremely Rare, 35.7mm

 

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World Columbian Exposition Grand Army of the Republic Parade Medal
 

59a) A combination of the obverse of HK210 with the reverse of HK167a. Eglit509(pictured). Found in brass(gilt?) or copper, Very rare in brass. Extremely rare in copper, 38 mm. From the collection of Bill Walter.

 

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World Columbian Exposition Christopher Columbus Three Building Medal
 

59b) Same obverse as HK227 with a different reverse. Look at #40 for another variety using this same obverse. Very rare. Brass. 34.8mm

World Columbian Expo 1492-1892 Christopher Columbus House Medal
 

59c) This appears to be two shells placed together. The reverse has been "inserted" into the obverse with the junction being between the reverse border and the reverse denticles. With reeded edge. From Presidential Coin & Antique auction sale #86 lot#151. Charles Kirtley also sold one of these in his October 17, 1992 sale lot #1636(with image), but it was described as white metal, and appears to be a different piece from this one. 37.5mm

Souvenir Columbian Exposition 1492 1893 Christopher Columbus Medal

California Midwinter Exposition 1894

 

60) This piece is from the December 2008 Bill Weber auction lot #10261. The obverse die is similar to HK245, but with the letters of "Eureka" spaced farther apart. It appears to be the same die as HK635, HK639, and HK729. Extremely Rare die variety. Brass, 34.1mm

 

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Wide Eureka 1894 California Midwinter Exposition Medal
 

61) "Seccion De Espana / California / 1894". Neither side can be found in either edition of HK. Rare, and can usually be found in decent condition. Aluminum, 38.5mm.

 

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California Midwinter International Exposition Seccion De Espana Medal

Trans-Mississippi And International Exposition 1898

 

62)Same obverse as HK281 but with a different reverse. HK281a in the second edition, unlisted in the first edition. Quite hard to come by. Extremely Rare, Silver, 34mm.

 

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Trans-Mississippi Exposition Omaha 1898 Floral Parade Medal

Pan-American Exposition 1901

 

63) McKinley assassination medal. "Where Our President Was Assassinated / Temple Of Music", "It Is God's Way: His Will Be Done". Rare, Aluminum, 37.7mm.

 

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William McKinley Temple Of Music Assassination Buffalo NY Medal

Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904

 

64) There are 4 other varieties in this same style. The 1st edition of HK only lists one(HK322). The second edition lists 3 others, but fails to list a fourth that pairs the reverse of HK322(Machinery Building) with the obverse of HK322d(Palace Of Mines And Metallurgy). HK322d, Hendershott30-540, Rare, Aluminum, 36.8mm.

 

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Palace of Textiles and Palace of Mines and Metallurgy St Louis 1904 Medal
 

65) In the same style as HK322, by Lauer. Read above. This piece is listed in the second edition of HK as HK322c. All five "Palace dollars" in this same style appear to be rare to very rare, but this one appears to be rarer than some of the others. Very Rare. Aluminum, 36.8mm.

 

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Electric Building and Varied Industries Building St Louis 1904 Fair
 

66) Krueger225, Hendershott30-260. Both Krueger and Hendershott describe this piece as being silver plated bronze. Hendershott states that it also exsists in unplated bronze. But the piece pictured here is solid coin silver or sterling (specific gravity approx 10.3). "Holy Bros." in tiny lettering. Very Rare in silver plate. Extremely Rare in bronze or silver, 40.8mm.

 

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Saint Louis 1904 Worlds Fair Louisiana Purchase Silver Medal
 

67) A interesting souvenir token from " The Pike" at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. "I Was Down The Pike". This one appears to have been stuck on a clipped planchet. Krueger280, Very Rare, Aluminum, 38mm.

 

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I Was Down The Pike 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Medal
 

68) Possibly some sort of trial striking, this is the only one of these that I have found. The obverse was used with a "Nebraska Grain Dealers" hanging badge(Charles Kirtley sale #98 lot#1103, with photo). It was also used together with a storecard for "The New Home Sewing Machine Company of St Louis"(Stephen Alpert 3/26/80 lot#1158 with rubbing). It is also very similar to the obverse of Krueger #1269 which was used as the obverse of a "St. Louis Grain Dealer's" piece. Aluminum, Extremely Rare, 38mm.

 

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St. Louis Worlds Fair 1904 Uniface Krueger #1269 Medal
 

68a) Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Society Of Colonial Wars In The State Of Missouri and the 100th Anniversary Of The Louisiana Purchase. This piece does not make any reference to the 1904 worlds fair, but I decided to place it here due to it's close association with the fair. This piece has unusual thick wavy borders, but the edge is perfectly round. I have also seen it described as having a fob loop. From the collection of Daniel Carr. Very Rare. Bronze. 39.5mm

100th Anniversary Louisiana Purchase 1904 Society Of Colonial Wars Medal

Lewis And Clark Centennial Exposition 1905

 

69) Smaller "Lewis" and "Clark" so called dollar from the "Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition". Rare, Brass, 33.1mm.

 

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Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition 1905 Portland Oregon Medal

Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition 1907

 

70) Listed as HK349b in the second edition, unlisted in the 1st edition. Obverse of HK349 except the central scene shows Pocahontas saving John Smith. Reverse the same as HK349. Very Rare and considerably rarer than HK349. Brass, 36.2mm.

 

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Jamestown Exposition 1907 Norfolk Pocahontas Saving John Smith Medal

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition 1909

 

71) The first edition of HK seems to pair the OBVERSE of HK353 with the building reverse, but the second edition has a photo that pairs the REVERSE of HK353. So, my piece here is evidently not listed in the 1st edition, but IS listed(shown) in the second edition. A bit confusing, and I suspect prior to the second edition of HK, sellers may have not distinguished between this piece and #72 below, referring to them all as HK364. As a result, I am not sure which piece is rarer. They may both be of equal rarity, and if so, each type is probably Rare. Look below for more info. Brass, 32.1 mm in diameter as is HK353. Diameters in the first and second editions of HK are in error. Possibly a US mint product produced at the fair.

 

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1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Chief Seattle Medal
 

72) This piece is evidently listed in the first edition of HK as HK364(but with no actual image of the obverse). It is not listed in the second edition. This piece and the one above both measure 32.1 mm, so technically both are too small for inclusion as so called dollars. But the original authors of HK included HK353, so I guess these also need to be let in(See what happens when you open the barn door, even a crack? In this case we let one in, and in walk two others. This is why I am pretty adamant about not allowing any piece in as a so called dollar that is below an absolute minimum of 32.6mm - rounded up equaling 33mm). A US mint product? Rare(read #71 above). Gilt, 32.1 mm in diameter as is HK353.

 

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1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition U. S. Government Building Medal
 

73) Similar to HK367 but top of sun rays have a zig zag pattern. Other differences include no colon at the end of "Exposition". A set of three of these came up on ebay a few years ago in brass, copper, and aluminum. Rare in brass(and considerably rarer than HK367), Very Rare in aluminum. Extremely Rare in copper. Aluminum, 36mm.

 

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1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition U. S. Government Building Medal
 

74) The 1st and 2nd editions of HK picture two different varieties of this piece using the same number(HK368). This is the 2nd edition variety. Differences include a semicolon after "Exposition", and dots before and after "Building". This variety might be the rarer. Rare, brass, 34.4mm.

 

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1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Manufactures Building Medal
 

75) HK366a. Excluding HK364(read above #71 and #72) and HK367 which are both of a smaller and larger size respectively, there are five different similar varieties of HK365 that I am aware of. Two are in the first edition of HK(HK365 and HK366), three are shown in the second edition of HK(HK365, HK366, and HK366a), two are shown on this page: this one - HK366a, and #76 shown below that is unlisted in either HK edition, and a fifth piece that I have not seen from Stephen Alpert auction #55 lot #413(March 2nd, 1998) described as "As HK 366 but 17 rays on obv., no Seattle 1909, plain rev. border. AU". At this time I am not certain of the relative rarities of these five pieces, although the fifth variety is probably Extremely Rare. Auctioneers in old catalogs sometimes distinguished between the varieties, but not always. HK366a has the following differences: 19 rays over the obverse central figure, 14 flags running across the top of the building, "US Government Building" in two lines instead of three, and an extra dot before "U.S.". HK366a in the 2nd edition, Rare, Brass, 33.4mm.

 

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1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Three Women Medal
 

76) Like #75 above, very similar to HK365, but with "U.S. Government Building" in two lines instead of three, eight rays above the central head instead of seven, 12 flags across the top of the building, and other differences. Neither side of this piece is shown in either edition of HK. Possibly Very Rare, but read #75 above. Brass, 33.4mm.

 

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1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Expo Worlds Fair U.S. Government Building Medal
 

77) Very similar in design to HK353, but larger and with many design differences. It appears to have been die struck, and has not had any loops removed. The underlying brass is showing through at the high spots. There is an unexplained depression on the obverse rim at 2:00 that may have occurred after minting. There is also an unusual extra line going around just inside the obverse denticles. The only other of these that I have seen is a bronze one on the so-calleddollars.com website. This is an intriguing piece due to it being strikingly similar to HK353, and also because it is of proper so called dollar size where as HK353 is not. Extremely Rare. Silver plated brass, 34.5mm.

 

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1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Seward Seattle Seal Medal
 

78) AYPE Fob design but without the fob, and no fob was removed. Extremely Rare. Possibly unique. Not listed in HK. Click on link below for AYPE fob examples. Brass, 38.8mm.

 

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1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Washington State Building Medal

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Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915

 

79) This was the only unlisted State Fund Dollar in the 1st edition of HK. HK410b in the 2nd edition. Rare, but Very Rare un-holed. The rarest state fund dollar is HK410, with this one being the second rarest. "Robbins Co. Attleboro" in tiny lettering. Copper plated bronze, 38mm.

 

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Panama Pacific International Exhibition Kentucky Fund Dollar Medal
 

80) "William-Howard-Taft", "Ground-Breaking For The Panama-Pacific International Exposition MCMXV", "M.P. Nielsen" in small lettering to the left of bust. Very Rare. Bronze, 38mm.

 

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Ground Breaking Panama Pacific International Expo Howard Taft Medal
 

80a) A souvenir token from the 1915 Panama Pacific Expo. No sign of any loop removal. "Patent Pending" around the bottom reverse in tiny lettering. The use of the word "Charm" on a larger souvenir token is somewhat unusual. The only other piece I know of is HK492. Extremely rare. Copper. 35mm.

Lucky Charm San Francisco Panama Pacific Worlds Fair 1915

Panama-California Exposition 1915-1916

 

81) Made at the time of the 1915 Panama California Expo in San Diego. There is an article about this piece in "The Numismatist" Nov 1968 Page 1481. I have seen two others on ebay, and also at the Bill Weber auction, but surprisingly none in all of the old catalogs that I looked through. All are probably silver plated. "Cop'd By J.E.D.". The map side of this piece is similar in style to #406. Very Rare. Silver plate, 39.7mm.

 

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Panama California 1915 San Diego Mission Deep Harbor Medal
 

82) The obverse of this piece is similar to the reverse of HK432. Charles Kirtley sold a piece in his 8/12/86 sale(lot#1091) that had virtually the same obverse as HK432 combined with the obverse of this piece. This is the only one of these I have come across. "E.A. Caspary, L.A. Cal." in tiny lettering. Extremely Rare. Copper, 38.6mm.

 

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1915 Panama California Exposition Panama Canal Opening Medal
 

83) Like HK420 but with a California Pacific Expo reverse. Marked "Sterling" on the edge. The Bill Weber auction sold one of these that was described as being silver plate. This and that one are the only ones I have seen, although it is possible that this piece could have occasionally been mistaken for HK420. However this piece is not mentioned in ANY of the old catalogs that I looked through. I think it is highly unlikely that it would have been missed by everyone. For now I am calling this piece Very Rare, but Extremely Rare in silver; Silver, 35.2mm.

 

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1915 Panama California Exposition Lesseps Goethals Wilson Roosevelt Medal

Century Of Progress Exposition 1933-1934

 

84) This piece was unlisted in the 1st edition of HK, listed as HK464a in the second edition. From "A Century Of Progress". This piece is somewhat common, but maybe slightly rarer than it's HK counterpart. Scarce, Gilt, 34.9mm.

 

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Cheerio Century of Progress A & P Carnival 1933-1934 Cow Medal
 

85) Reverse as HK470 but with a different obverse. HK470 is fairly common. This piece is considerably rarer. Like HK470, a tad undersized, but rounded off to the nearest whole number, it makes so called dollar status. Listed as HK470a in the 2nd edition of HK. Very Rare, Brass, 32.7mm.

 

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Chicago Worlds Fair 1933 Take Me For Luck Token
 

86) "Chicago / World's 1933 Fair" "A Century Of Progress / Science / Invention / Knowledge / Industry". Another one of these that was described as goldene was sold by Presidential Coin & Antique in their sale #79 lot #853. Not in either edition of HK. Very Rare. Aluminum, 35.1mm.

 

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Worlds 1933 Fair Chicago Science Knowledge Invention Industry Medal
 

87) Listed as HK471a in the 2nd HK edition, but unlisted in the 1st edition. "A Century Of Progress Esposisione Mondiale", "Italia". In tiny lettering next to rim: "Johnson". A decent looking piece from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. Not terribly hard to come by but not all that common either. Very Scarce, Copper, 34.6mm.

 

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Century of Progress Italia 1933 Chicago Mondiale Medal
 

87a) Evidently made for the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair(read Johnson & Jensen 1982 sales catalog #21 lot#1222). On the edge: "Crowe-Chicago", and at the lower edge of the bust of Roosevelt: "John Paulding sc". Just to be clear, although this medal is political/presidential in nature, it is not a campaign token/medal. The election occurred November 1932. The reverse of this piece commemorates the "New Deal" and is dated 1933, the same year as the worlds fair. Found in bronze and gilt bronze. Very Rare. Gilt bronze, 38.6mm.

 

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Franklin Roosevelt 1933 Worlds Fair Courageous Leadership Medal
 

87b) This piece at 32.6mm in diameter, barely makes it for inclusion. Around the bottom in tiny lettering, "J D Polack Co". Rare. Copper. 32.6mm

Franklin Roosevelt A Century Of Progress 1934 Medal

New York Worlds Fair 1939-1940

 

88) 50,000 of these were evidently minted by the Medallic Art Company of New York, and distributed at the 1939 New York Worlds Fair. The medal is totally political in nature and thus probably does not fit so called dollar criteria per se, but it's strong association with the fair suggests otherwise. Found in gilt, bronze and silver. Combining all metals together, Common. Individually, Scarce in gilt, Scarce in bronze, and Very Rare in silver. The silver pieces are marked "Sterling" on the edge. Gilt, 38.2mm.

1939 New York Worlds Fair Czechoslovakia Freedom Medal

 

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