Auction # 34 Closing Tuesday - June 25th, 2019 at 10:00 PM EDT Catalog Lot 51
Auction Local Time: July 18, 2019 19:37:08 EDT
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1893 World's Columbian Exposition Chocolate Medal. Obverse: Raised bust of Columbus in front of a globe with an eagle on the top. Around the bottom in a ribbon is "Genoa 1447 Palos 1492 San Salvador 1492 Chicago 1893". Reverse: Birds flying at the top, sea shells at the bottom, 3 turtles above the bottom and reeds with birds on both sides. In the center is the state seal with "1893 Commemorating Maryland's participation in the World's Columbian Exposition". There is a loop at top that is original. Eglit lists this as # 138, but that is a badge that includes a ribbon, so this may be off that ribbon. Size: 1 3/4" diameter. Condition: The medal is Extremely Fine with wonderful detail. Again, it may be from the badge.