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    1893 World's Columbian Exposition Medal
    Eglit-338, Large Diameter, White Metal, MS63

    1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Administration Building, View of Fair, MS63 NGC. Eglit-338. White metal, 115 mm. Nathan Eglit states the variety was struck in Britannia metal, which is chiefly tin. The engraver was F. Koenig, who worked for the Nuremberg, Germany medallic firm of Ludwig Christoph Lauer. The obverse depicts Liberty with a Union shield reclining in front of the Administration Building, with an eagle and scroll above. The reverse presents a bird's eye view of the Chicago exposition. This hefty, large diameter medal is very rare and the only sale we could find was for an inferior AU50 example which sold for $1925 in 1989. The well-struck cream-gray surfaces are smooth and exhibit powder-blue and almond-gold undertones. This is the only example that NGC has certified (9/18).

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

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    October, 2018
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