|The 1901 Pan-American Exposition Official Medal was produced for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition held in Buffalo, New York. The exposition was very well attended, but is most famous for being the setting of President McKinley’s assassination in September 1901. These official souvenir medals were struck in various metal compositions including silver, copper and brass. All of these official medals were struck at the Mint Exhibit located on the fairgrounds. This example of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition Official Medal was struck in brass and is listed as HK-289 in the Hibler-Kappen reference on So-Called Dollars. This 1901 HK-289 Medal has been graded AU55 by ANACS. Despite the light circulation wear on the high points, this piece has really nice overall eye appeal. The color of the medal is slightly dark, with the high points of the design with light rub appearing slightly higher which helps to highlight the detailed design of this popular piece.