1876 Bronze Medal Centennial Commission Award Philadelphia in Case H. Mitchell
Description: A beautiful choice mint state bronze award medal. This is a Centennial Award medal awarded by the Centennial Commission during the International Exhibition which took place in Philadelphia in 1876. The obverse of the medal shows a woman seated and facing left crowning assorted implements of science, commerce, and learning. Her left hand is resting on the American shield. The image is surrounded by thirty-eight stars and four small vignettes representing the four quarters of the globe. The name H. Mitchell SC. on the line above exergue. The reverse has the legend INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION PHILADELPHIA MDCCCLXXVI along the edge surrounding a wreath with the words AWARDED BY UNITED STATES CENTENNIAL COMMISSION. The medal comes in its original fitted case. The case is made of leather and has a purple plush interior with the lid of the case being detached from the base but still having an intact locking mechanism. The purple plush material does shed on the medal but nothing to worry about. The medal is ~76 mm in diameter and weighs ~282 gm (10 ounces). A great historical medal worthy of a spot in your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: US mint, Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Artist: Henry Mitchell.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~282 grams, is ~76 millimeters in diameter, and ~10 millimeters thick at the edge.
References: This is Julian AM-10.
Maker: US Mint.
Marks: Marked H. Mitchell SC. in exergue on the obverse.
Condition: The medal is in choice mint state condition. The medal has all of its details well preserved with no observable wear. It has no observable surface marks and has great eye appeal. The original case has wear to the exterior surface and along the edges. The lid of the case is detached from the base but still having an intact locking mechanism. The purple plush material lining the case does shed on the medal but nothing to worry about. A great-looking medal that would make a nice addition to your collection of US Centennial Medals. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.
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