|The Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition was a World’s Fair held in Omaha, Nebraska in 1898. Official medals for the Exposition were struck by the United States Mint at the Exposition in various metal compositions. This example of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Official Medal was struck in brass and is listed as HK-283 in the Hibler-Kappen reference on So-Called Dollars. This 1898 HK-283 medal has been graded MS65 by PCGS and is encapsulated in one of the newer-style edge-view holders. The medal has nice cartwheel luster and is a wonderful medium golden color. The fields are also semi-prooflike and have a nice flash to them. The medal is very well struck and the detail of the piece is impressive. There are no major issue of note on this eye appealing so-called dollar.
Because of the difficulty in capturing the overall look of the coin in a single image, I have also included a short high-definition video of the coin towards the bottom of this listing in an attempt to give you a better idea of what this coin will look like in hand. Please note that you may need to adjust the video quality to 1080p and may need to increase the size of the video to full screen in order to see the coin in maximum detail.