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    1892 Italian-American Exposition Medal. Eglit-273. Aluminum, 50.4 mm, 13 gm. Dies by Mayer & Wilhelm of Stuttgart, Germany, although unsigned. Issued to commemorate the 1892 Esposizione Italo-Americana held in Genoa, celebrating the 400th year since the discovery of America. The obverse features a bust of Christopher Columbus within concentric circles and a wreath, his name and date of birth and death around, in Italian. Reverse: allegorical scene with a seated Italia and a standing Indian guide, both pointing, view of the fairgrounds in the background. Arms of Genoa above with Italian legend around (Souvenir of the Italian-American Exposition in Genoa), 1892 in exergue. Semiprooflike fields with no significant rim bumps or scratches, although some light hairlines are noted. This design was the basis for the Eglit-55 medal issued by the same firm for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

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

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