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    Impressive 1892-1893 Columbian
    Exposition Ferris Wheel Medal

    1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Ferris Wheel Medal, Uncertified. White metal, 69 mm, 189.4 gm. This is an impressive medal, struck in proof format. The obverse depicts the first Ferris Wheel, which was constructed in conjunction with the Columbian Exposition (also called the Chicago World's Fair) of 1893. The piece has extremely broad rims which are 9.5 mm thick. Both sides display deep, brownish-green toning, with electric-blue iridescence in the fields. We grade it as Choice AU, but note that the piece is uncertified by any third-party grading service.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2008
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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