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    1899 National Export Exposition Silver Award Medal, MS60 Uncertified. GM-123. 60.1 gm, 50 mm. This award medal was presented to J.B. and J.M. Cornell "on recommendation of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, 1899." In July 1875, J.B. and J.M. Cornell submitted a proposal for construction and operation of an "elevated rapid-transit railroad." Their plan was mentioned in the July 30, 1875 issue of the New York Times. The Cornells operated an iron manufacturing business in New York.

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

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    September, 2008
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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