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1915 Pan-Pac Expo Gilt Medal HK-401 NGC Unc Details SOLD
1915 Pan-Pac Expo Gilt Medal HK-401 NGC 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 gilt example of the 1915 PPIE Official Medal listed as HK-401 in the Hibler-Kappen book on So-Called Dollars which has been certified by NGC with uncirculated details and being improperly cleaned. The medal does show some light hairlines indicative of a past cleaning, but they are quite minor and they do not distract from the overall beauty of this medal. The medal has a bright gold color and no spotting or other distractions. 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 10% of the medals were gold-plated, suggesting that less than 5,000 of these pieces were produced as the total mintage of PPIE medals in all compositions was 45,494. If you have been looking for an attractive example of this beautiful and somewhat rare medal, here is your chance.
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