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Auction # 30

Auction Ended: Tuesday - October 3rd, 2017 at 10:00 PM EDT

Auction Local Time: Nov 24, 2017 15:33:48 EST


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Category: 1862 London (1 to 2)

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 White Medal. Obverse: Pictures the Building in the center with an angel flying above. Above, around the edge is: "The International Exhibition of 1862." Below the building is: "Opened 1st May 1862 Designed by Captain Fowke R.E, Erected by Messrs Kelk and Lucas". In small writing under the building is: Ottley Birmm" (the designer of the medal). Reverse: "H. M. C. Majesty Queen Victoria" with an image of the queen wearing her royal crown looking to the left. Size: 2 1/16" diameter by 5/32" thick edge. Condition: Very Fine with a little wear to the obverse finish and a few rim nicks.  
$ 50 *
 White Medal. Obverse: In the center is a raised image of the main building with "The International Exhibition Building." around the top, "(Wist Front View)" below and "Opened May 1st 1862" just above the building. Below the building is "Length 1200 Ft Width 700 Ft", "Height 100 Ft, Nave 83 Ft Wide", "Height of Domes 250 Ft", "Diamr at base 160 Ft", "Cost £ 300,000". (Note: 'Wist' means 'That is to say'.) Reverse: In the center is a globe with "1862" in raised letters and a wreath around it. Above is "To Commemorate the Exhibition" and written below "of the Arts and Industry of All Nations". Size: 1 3/8" diameter. Condition: Very Fine, there is wear to the "1862" on the back and the lettering and finish on the front".  
$ 25
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