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1915 Pan-Pac Expo Silver Medal HK-399 PCGS Unc Details SOLD
1915 Pan-Pac Expo Silver Medal HK-399 PCGS Unc Details
The U.S. Mint produced Official Medals for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) in various metals and finishes. The design of the medal is very beautiful with the obverse showing a winged Mercury opening the locks of the Panama Canal with a boat passing though with the words “On! Sail On!” below the image. The reverse shows two female figures, which represent the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, holding hands and holding a cornucopia around the Earth while a seagull flies below. The Hibler-Kappen book on So-Called Dollars mentions that the Official Medal was produced in three metals; Silver (HK-399), Bronze (HK-400) and Gilt (HK-401). This is a silver example of the 1915 PPIE Official Medal listed as HK-399 in the Hibler-Kappen book on So-Called Dollars which has been certified as genuine with Uncirculated Details by PCGS and is encapsulated in one of the newer-style edge-view holders. Despite the cleaning mentioned on the PCGS label, which is extremely minor with only a few light hairlines noticeable on the high points of the design when tilted at specific angles, the medal has really nice overall eye appeal. The medal is mostly untoned and has strong original luster and has the overall appearance of a relatively high-grade uncirculated example. For the type, the eye appeal of the piece is somewhat above average. The 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition Medals were the subject of an August 2012 article in The Numismatist which explained the various metal compositions used in making the various types of medals. The article also indicated that approximately 2,620 medals were minted in silver, representing roughly 5% the total mintage of 45,494 PPIE medals struck in all metal compositions. If you have been looking for an attractive mint-state example of this beautiful and somewhat rare medal, do not let this opportunity pass.
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