World's Fair Auction

Auction # 34 Closing Tuesday - June 25th, 2019 at 10:00 PM EDT
Catalog Lot 71

Auction Local Time: July 24, 2019 02:53:12 EDT

Lot 161 has more information added to description. Lot 6 has an additional photo of the back.

1904 St. Louis World's Fair
Bronze "Silver Medal" in the original box. The obverse of the medal depicts two female figures above the date MCMIV (1904). The taller figure is Columbia, with her arms spread wide holding the American flag. The youthful maiden at her side represents the Louisiana Purchase Territory. Emblematic of her reception into the union, the maiden is divesting herself of the cloak of France, the material decorated with bees, the emblem of Napoleon. In the background is the rising sun, marking the dawn of a new era of progress to the nation. Encircling the two figures are the words "Universal Exposition - Saint Louis - United States of America." "MCMIV" is in the platform they are standing on. The reverse shows an architectural tablet inscribed with "Silver Medal" and "Louisiana Purchase Exposition". Below the tablet are two dolphins symbolizing the nations' eastern and western boundaries, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Above the tablet is a large eagle with its wings spread. The red box has letters on the top "Universal Exposition 1904 Saint Louis". The inside of the box is lined with red felt. Size: Medal: 2 5/8" square. Box is 3 5/8" square by 3/4" thick. Condition: Medal is Extremely Fine with overall age toning. Box is Very Fine with separations on all the top apron corners and some paper pealing on the back (easily glued).

Winning Bid: $ 180

Estimate: $ 100 - $ 200

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