Philadelphia Centennial Exposition Souvenir Medal

Object Number: 
800
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
White metal; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
case: 1 7/8 in. ( 4.8 cm ) diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at right of exergual line: "W.H.KEY F." Inscription: reverse, lower center: "PAT NOV 8 1874 H&L" Inscription: box cover label: "MANUFACTURED BY HARTELL & LETCHWORTH, 15 NORTH 5TH ST., PHILADA:/TRADE MARK/CENTENNIAL/REGISTERED/MAY 2
Description: 
White metal struck medal with overse depicting exhibition buildings with legend above: "CENTENNIAL/EXPOSITION"; inscription in exergue: "PHILADELPHIA", date below wihin shield bearing thirteen stars: "1876.' Reverse is inscribed: "1776/ILLUSTRATING/THE GROWTH AND PROSPERITY/OF A FREE PEOPLE/IN A HUNDRED YEARS/1876." Medal inset into green circular carboard box.
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Creative: Tronvig Group