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1876 U.S. Centennial Thread

ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,811 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 3, 2023 10:45PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Recently Jeff Shevlin and I were discussing the U.S. Centennial Official Medal, HK-20, in both of popularity and toning, so I thought it was worth posting some specimens.

Please post any of your U.S. Centennial related items here!

Here's one of mine :)


  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 507 ✭✭✭✭

    Mr Zoins your so-called dollar is exquisite.

  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,752 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 3, 2023 10:37PM
  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m looking for this Centennial medal, if anyone has it or knows someone who might. I’d appreciate the lead.


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 4, 2023 6:09AM

    Here is one... Dated 1876, though not minted then.... Cheers, RickO

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,811 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 4, 2023 7:35AM

    @Maywood said:
    the U.S. Centennial Official Medal, HK-20, in both of popularity and toning, so I thought it was worth posting some specimens

    It has been my experience with the Silver version of this medal that in-hand they rarely show the lovely color depicted in the TrueView images or those from other sources.

    Agree many of these are not that colorful. I have some of these as well.

    Of course, this is why the nicely toned ones are such a treat :)

  • FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool thread. I have sold many but here is one that I still own.

  • TennesseeDaveTennesseeDave Posts: 4,720 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Trade $'s
  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,826 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice Trade Dollars and I get it that they're dated 1876, but they really have no tie-in with the Centennial Exhibition that I'm aware of.

    @Flatwoods, here's my Bronze Danish Medal to compare to your White Metal issue. The color is sort of soft due to the highly reflective fields and cameo appearance of the portraits. Both of ours are the Type One obverse, have you ever owned a high grade example of the Type Two which features "Let Us Have Peace" replacing the roman numerals??

  • FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Quick answer is no. I would have to search through my pics though.

  • FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A quick safe search revealed this. Type one though.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,811 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 18, 2023 8:11PM

    Here's my HK-79a just imaged by ATS. Just 2 certified ATS, none at PCGS.

  • BigtreeBigtree Posts: 192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is one of those coins that just jumped into my cart even though it was nowhere near anything on my shopping list. Wonderfully original, PQ surfaces, ample luster for the grade (AU50), and great eye appeal. Not a rare or valuable coin in the least but I doubt I’ll ever find another one quite like it. Also a CAC pop 1 for the grade/issue.

  • coinsarefuncoinsarefun Posts: 21,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice one @Zoins. Very pretty toning!
    1876 Liberty Head 27mm copper Counter Token 13 Stars, Liberty 1876 REPUBLICA ARGENTINA NGC MS63BN R-9
    Not sure on the R9 as I have seen 2 others at auction, making this really an R8 and have never seen a 4th piece. The obverse is a copy of the Liberty Head with an 1876 date.

    (1876) Token Pa-Ph 760A Copper John Stilz & Son, MS64BN EX: Cardinal


  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,750 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful coins guys!
    It's funny you mentioned this year, 1876.
    Just picked this Love Token up. ❤

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.

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