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1915 Panama-Pacific Expo Silver Official Medal HK-399 NGC MS65 $975
1915 Panama-Pacific Expo Silver Official Medal HK-399 NGC MS65
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 and graded MS65 by NGC and is encapsulated in the newer-style edge-view holder. This gem uncirculated example of this popular medal has no major hits or marks of note. The piece has a light overall tone on the surfaces that hardly mutes the original luster which is strong. 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. Do not miss this opportunity to acquire an eye appealing gem uncirculated example of this popular Pan-Pac medal.
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