Auction # 34 Closing Tuesday - June 25th, 2019 at 10:00 PM EDT Catalog Lot 8
Auction Local Time: July 18, 2019 22:04:12 EDT
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1876 Centennial Exposition Silver colored Medal in the original holder. Obverse: Miss Liberty in the center with '1776' under her and around the edge "These United Colonies Are, And of Right Ought To Be, Free and Independent States." Reverse: Written around the edge "By Authority of the Congress of the United States" and inside the wreath at center "In Commemoration of the celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary of American Independence" with "1876" at the bottom. The holder has a label inside "1776", "1873" Centennial Commemoration Medal", "Act of Congress:, "June 16th 1874". Size: medal is 1 7/16" diameter. Holder is 2 7/16" by 2 11/16". Condition: Medal is Very Fine, there is a little wear on the obverse and some tarnish. The box is Good, the top is separated and the bottom is mostly separated. The writing on the inside is on silk and has separation in the middle.