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1876 US Centennial Exposition Medal

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coinsbygary

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Just a short post this time, but I had to share my latest acquisition.

Greetings all, I just wanted to share a cool medal I came across on E-Bay. This medal was engraved by William Barber, and minted by the US Mint to finance the 1876 US Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. I will have much more to say about the medal later, but from the first time I saw it, I had to have it. Naturally this medal is destined for my Inspirational Ladies custom set.

This medal is struck in white metal and as you can see has rather unattractive toning. I will be sending it to NCS for conservation and encapsulation tomorrow. I am posting a picture of my medal before conservation and I will post it after conservation for comparison. This medal will also be featured in a future coin of the month post. Until next time, happy collecting.

Gary

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