Columbian Exposition Commemorative Coin

Collection Type

  • Relics and souvenirs

Date

1893

GUSN

GUSN-101678

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

Descriptive Terms

COIN, COMMEMORATIVE

Inscription

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)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1129

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Chicago

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

1/8 in (W), 1 7/16 in (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.94