E-Auction 30 Lot 186

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E-Auction 30 Lot 186

UNITED STATES. Panama-Pacific International Exposition. San Francisco. 1915. Brass, octagonal "So Called Dollar" 28.08 gm. 40 mm. PPIE mongram, DESIGN PAT APPLIED FOR underneath in very small letters; SOUVENIR above, PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION SAN FRANCISCO 1915 in larger letters, all within a circle; THE DAYS OF OLD THE DAYS OF GOLD THE DAYS OF FORTYNINE around the outside; in very small letters at the bottom, IRVINE & JACHENS S.F. / Design based on the Augustus Humbert $50 gold slug; an eagle, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FIFTY DOLLS. around inside circle; IMITATION OF FAMOUS CALIFORNIA FIFTY DOLLAR GOLD SLUG, USED BY THE PIONEERS around, 1850 at the bottom. HK 424 var. Choice Extremely Fine; original iridescence. Historic shape and size for this series.

The medallic history of America is rich and varied. History, wars, commerce, the arts—just about every aspect of the American experience has been marked by medals. “So called dollars” are one major chapter—medals issued at or near the size of a dollar and subsequently catalogued by Hibbler and Kappen (thus “HK” numbers) who issued a detailed volume describing “medals of an exposition, commemorative, monetary and kindred nature.”

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