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Columbian Exposition Commemorative Coin

2006.44.94 (RS9208)

Description

1893 Columbian Exposition Commemorative Coin. On front shows image of U.S. governmental building federal style with large capital with one large flag on top of it and smaller surrounding flags. Measurements noted along a bottom scroll. Reverse side marks the coin's issue from the treasury department and the coins commemorative purpose for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1893
Inscriptions
On side one: "TREASURY DEPARTMENT/UNITED STATES MINT EXHIBIT"
Within border on side one: "WORLD'S/COLUMBIAN/EXPOSITION/CHICAGO/1893"
On reverse side with image: "U.S. GOVT. BUILDING/WIDTH 351 FT/LENGTH 421 FT AREA 3.3 ACRES" (Imprinted)
Location of origin
Chicago
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Descriptive terms
COIN, COMMEMORATIVE
Dimensions
1/8 in (W), 1 7/16 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.94
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
101678

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