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Impulse purchase! Chicago Expo Medal

MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,664 ✭✭✭✭✭

I found this last week at a local favorite shop and just couldn't help myself...
Seems like it's been well preserved with original surfaces... $40 bucks.

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  • tokenprotokenpro Posts: 846 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's the official medal which features a strong Art Deco design. You can see Soldier Field & the Adler Planetarium on the map on the reverse. Which size is it - 1 1/2" diameter, 2 1/4" or 2 3/4"?

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,863 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 27, 2022 11:38PM

    Great medal designed by Emil Robert Zettler.

    There's only a bit of information for him on Wikipedia:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Zettler

  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,664 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 28, 2022 5:19AM

    @tokenpro said:
    That's the official medal which features a strong Art Deco design. You can see Soldier Field & the Adler Planetarium on the map on the reverse. Which size is it - 1 1/2" diameter, 2 1/4" or 2 3/4"?

    It's quite striking in person. It's 1 1/2" in diameter...

    Thanks for the Wiki link @Zoins

    One description of the Chicago fair noted that the world, "then still mired in the malaise of the Great Depression, could glimpse a happier not-too-distant future, all driven by innovation in science and technology." Fair visitors saw the latest wonders in rail travel, automobiles, architecture and cigarette-smoking robots.[2] The exposition "emphasized technology and progress, a utopia, or perfect world, founded on democracy and manufacturing.

  • JW77JW77 Posts: 460 ✭✭✭✭✭

    very cool...nice buy

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow... Nice medal... and fair price..... Thanks for showing us. Cheers, RickO

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,769 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There is even one other variety- I have not seen the variety in all sizes- but the 2 3/4" exists with a 1934 date on the reserve in the area that is Lake Michigan. It is more of a challenge to find.

    Experience the World through Numismatics...it's more than you can imagine.

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