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T. Harrison Garrett's So-Called Dollars and Medals

ZoinsZoins Posts: 23,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 22, 2020 3:16AM in U.S. Coin Forum

How impressive was Thomas Harrison Garrett's medal and So-Called Dollar collection?

Recently, I've started to run across more of his pieces and they are all very impressive.

Here are some:

(Circa 1852-1854) Declaration of Independence Medal. Silver. 91 mm. 295.0 grams - Charles Cushing Wright - Musante GW-183, Baker-53G - PCGS SP63

1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition. Exposition Building Dollar—Art Gallery. Silver. 43 mm. HK-83a. Rarity-8. MS-63 (PCGS).

This one is engraved by William H. Key.

The Centennial Art Gallery was housed in the Memorial Hall, one of the few buildings designed to be permanent.

One of the Centennial's most enduring legacies was its Art Gallery, which eventually became known as Memorial Hall. The building had been constructed as a permanent structure in 1874–75 for $1,564,000, intended to house more than 4,000 works of fine and applied arts.

https://www.philamuseum.org/information/45-154-18.html

From Wikipedia:

The Art Gallery building (now known as Memorial Hall) is the only large exhibit building still standing on the exposition site

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_Exposition#Memorial_Hall

1876 George Lovett's Battle Series - Silver

Comments

  • rickoricko Posts: 77,732 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Based on this post, I would say his collection was very impressive.... Wow... Cheers, RickO

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