1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3338
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at tight, on exergual line: "W.H.KEY. F." Inscription: reverse, at lower center of field: "PAT NOV 3 1874 H&L"
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing exhibition pavilion buildings with legend above: "CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION"; inscription in exergue: "PHILADELPHIA/1876 [within shield with thirteen stars]." Reverse is inscribed: "1776/ILLUSTRATING/THE GROWTH AND PROSPERITY/OF A FREE PEOPLE/IN A HUNDRED YEARS/1876."
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Creative: Tronvig Group