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Item 3009 - St. Louis 1904 Gilt 'Uniface' Grand Prize Exposition Medal Catalog 520 (Jan 2018)

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Sold Price: $245.00 (includes buyer's premium)

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Uncommon ‘grand prize’ uniface shield emblem issued at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Gilt bronze, 66 mm x 76 mm, 87 gm, designed by Adolph A. Weinman and struck by the US Mint at Philadelphia. The front depicts a large eagle with wings spread above a tablet, “Grand Prize, Louisiana Purchase Exposition," with two dolphins below symbolizing the nations' eastern and western boundaries, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; reverse of emblem is bare with the exception of a short threaded rivet. Weinman later designed the Walking Liberty half-dollar and Mercury dime.

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