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WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION
1892-1893
CHICAGO, IL

Purpose: To commemorate 400th anniversary of Discovery of America by Columbus and "to tell the story of the world's progress through those four centuries."

Organization: Our third largest exposition; distinguished by direct Federal sponsorship similar to U.S. Centennial 1876. When first suggested, rivalry among cities was keen, some­times bitter. Congressional Acts 1890 settled issue; set up National Commission to work with World's Columbian Exposi­tion (Company), chartered April 1890. Public subscribed to $10,000,000 stock and bonds of latter; special city bond issue of $5,000,000; Federal grant of $5,000,000.

Site: Almost 700 acres on shore of Lake Michigan, mainly Jackson Park, then barren area. Only Fine Arts Palace remains. Rebuilt in limestone, by private gift of $5,000,000, it now is Museum of Science and Industry, called by many "a permanent World's Fair."

Dates, Attendance: "Dedication" Oct. 21, 1892 (correspond­ing to Oct. 12, 1492); 125,000 present; lunch served to 70,000! Officially opened May 1, 1893 by President Cleveland; closed Nov. 2, 1893. Attendance over 27,500,000; 21,500,000 paid.

Participants: President Harrison invited "all the nations of the earth to take part…by sending such exhibits…as will most… fully illustrate their resources, their industries and their pro­gress in civilization." All states and territories and 50 foreign countries represented, 36 of former and 17 of latter erecting own buildings. Total exhibits exceeded 50,000; numerous Federal displays included Mint Exhibit.

Comment: Twelve major exhibition Palaces plus 200 other buildings brought "250 acres under roof," creating spectacular "White City." Neo-classic architecture gave "breadth, freedom and largeness of scale to all future planning and design of World's Fairs"; influenced design of public buildings for decades; Manufactures Building was "greatest on earth." Elec­tricity was in infancy; first exposition use for "lavish illumina­tion." Among features were Edison's phonograph, linotype, Pullman cars; initial showing of Westinghouse A. C. generator, basis of future lighting and power; first Ferris Wheel was equaled as attraction "only…by Fair itself"; was greatest single enterprise on grounds.

Medals: Official Medals below were struck in Mint Exhibit on grounds. Exposition was "well commemorated in metal." For Pax Dollar, see Part I, Louisiana Purchase Exposition--1904.

OFFICIAL MEDALS

TYPE I, LARGE LETTERS OBVERSE


Photos courtesy of Stack's Rare Coins, New York, NY

Obv. Edifice; on ribbon above, around U.S. Govt. Building; below edifice, on ribbon, Width 351 ft / [to. l.] Length 421 ft, [to r.] Area 3.3 Acres
Rev. Across, World's / Columbian / Exposition / Chicago / 1893; above, around Treasury Department; below all, around United States Mint Exhibit

HK-154 Brass. 37mm. Eglit 23.
HK-154a Aluminum. Proof. 3-4 known. Eglit 554.

TYPE II, SMALL LETTERS OBVERSE


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Similar to obverse of No. 154 [U.S. Govt. Building].
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 154 [Mint Exhibit].

HK-155 Brass. 37mm. Eglit 23A.
HK-155a Copper. Proof.

NOTE: These are two major varieties pertaining only to lettering U.S. Government Building. Two obverse and two reverse die varieties are known of each type.

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE DOLLAR

Struck by Boldenweck & Co, Chicago, who received design patents D20,196 and D20,195 for the obverse and reverse designs Oct. 7, 1890.  Possibly designed by Rudolph Laubenheimer, who designed No. 297.  Almost certainly not designed by Robert Lovett, as suggested by Eglit, since Lovett died more than a decade earlier.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Across center, on ribbon, World's Columbian Exposition; below at l., 1892, below at r., 1893; upper half is scene depicting signing of Declaration; above all, around Signing of Declaration of Independence / July 4th 1776; in lower half in center is spread eagle atop shield; below bust to l., Columbus, below bust to r., Washington; below all, Chicago.
Rev. Upper half is scene depicting Landing of Columbus; above, Discovery of America; below scene, on ribbon, October 1492; lower half is scene depicting Landing of Pilgrims, microscopic R. L. beneath r. base; below, Dec. 1620 / Landing of the Pilgrims

HK-156 Silver, reeded edge. 40mm. Eglit 36.
HK-157 White Metal. Eglit 36(WM).

DISCOVERY OF AMERICA DOLLAR

Designed by Charles Reinsch. Struck by S. D. Childs & Co., Chicago.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Scene depicting Landing of Columbus, microscopic C. Reinsch beneath l. base; below, Landing of Columbus
Rev. Discovery / of / America 1492 / Columbian Fair / Chicago. Illinois / U.S.A., 1893.

HK-158 Aluminum. 40mm. Eglit 17.

NEW METAL ALUMINUM DOLLARS


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Bust, facing slightly to r.; to upper l. Christopher, to upper r. Columbus; beneath line, below bust 1492 1892; beaded border.
Rev. Within open wreath Aluminum / Untarnishable / Malleable / Tasteless / Odorless / Ductile; outside, around This Medal is Made of the Wonderful Metal

HK-159 Aluminum. 35mm. Eglit 217.


Photos courtesy of John Dean

Obv. Male bust, facing slightly to r.; above, around, Christopher Columbus 1492-1893; below bust, around, wreath of leaves and berries.
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 159 [Aluminum / Untarnishable].

HK-159a Aluminum. 35mm.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Bust, facing to l., within circle; outside, around Christo­pher * 1492 * Columbus * 1892 *; beaded border.
Rev. Across center, between lines, Aluminum; above Tasteless - Odorless / - Sonorous - / Ductile / - Malleable, -; below 1/4 Wt. of Silver / Sp. Gr. 260 / Does Not Tarnish--all within circle; outside, around This Medal is Made of the New Metal.; 3 stars below; beaded border.

HK-160 Aluminum. 35mm. Eglit 97.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Aerial view of exposition buildings and grounds; above, around The World's Columbian Exposition; below * 1892 *
Rev. Across center on decorative ribbon, with small incuse design at each end, incuse Aluminum; above in 4 lines Malleable / Tasteless, Sonorous / Ductile / Untarnishable.; below ribbon in 4 lines Cubic Foot of Gold, 1204 lbs  " / " Aluminum, 179 " / This Medal / is Pure.; below, microscopic Childs, Chicago.; beaded border.

HK-161 Aluminum. 37mm. Eglit 443.


Photos courtesy of W. David Perkins

Obv. Edifice; below, Electrical Building.; above, around World's Columbian Exposition
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 161 [Malleable, Tasteless...].

HK-161a Aluminum. 37mm.


Photos courtesy of Early American Auctions

Obv. Edifice; below, Agricultural / Building; below, around Chicago 1893; above, around World's Columbian Exposition
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 161 [Malleable, Tasteless...].

HK-161b Aluminum. 37mm. Eglit 218.


Photos courtesy of W. David Perkins

Obv. Edifice; below, Administration Buildg.; above, around World's Columbian Exposition
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 161 [Malleable, Tasteless...].

HK-162 Aluminum. 38mm.


Photos courtesy of John Dean

Obv. Five exposition buildings, in circular panels; Administra­tion Building, center, overlaps buildings at top, r., bottom and l.; across bottoms of circles enclosing l., center and r. buildings, microscopic S D Childs & Co Chicago; rays protrude between 4 outer panels; all 5 circular panels have beaded borders, as has medal itself.
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 161 [Malleable, Tasteless...].

HK-162a Aluminum. 38mm.

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 161 [Aerial view].
Rev. In 9 lines across Malleable / Tasteless, Sonorous / Ductile / Untarnishable. / Aluminum / Cubic Foot of Gold, 1204 lbs. / " " "Aluminum 179 " / This Medal / is Pure.; microscopic Childs, Chicago; beaded border.

HK-163 Aluminum. 38mm. *
* No examples known. The original listing was likely in error.

BIRD'S-EYE VIEW DOLLARS


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. View of Exposition buildings and grounds; above, in 3 lines Birds Eye View of the Worlds / Columbian Exposition / Chicago; below view, 1893
Rev. In 7 lines, Souvenir of the Opening / of the / Worlds / Columbian / Exposition / Chicago / May 1st 1893

HK-164 Aluminum. 37mm. Eglit 547.

Unlike the previous, the view on this medal is clearly not a "birdseye view" despite the use of that term in its legend.


Photos courtesy of John Dean

Obv. Edifice, 13 stars above around; below edifice, microscopic Blumenfield P.O.C.--all within circle; outside, around Souvenir. Birdseye View of the Worlds Fair Chicago; below * 1893 *; beaded border.
Rev. Within circle, scene depicting Landing of Columbus; outside, around Souvenir of the Opening of the Worlds Fair Chicago; below * 1893 *; beaded border.

HK-165 White Metal. 40mm. Eglit 21(WM)
HK-166 Aluminum. Eglit 21.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. View of Exposition buildings and grounds; above The Worlds Columbian / Exposition; below Chicago, U.S.A. / 1893
Rev. Ship; below The Santa Maria; outside, around Columbus in Sight of the New World; microscopic Hanson at lower r.

HK-167 Aluminum. 38mm.


Photos courtesy of John Raymond

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 167 [View of Exposition].
Rev. Three edifices, one above the other.

HK-167a Aluminum. 38mm.
HK-167b Copper.

CHICAGO DOLLARS


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. City seal; below, microscopic Childs Chicago--all within circle; outside, on each side, is a spray; above Chicago Day; below Oct. 9, 1893.; beaded border.
Rev. Female, standing, facing front; 3 flags and 5 stars to l., eagle and 18 stars to r., l. foot on shield; below, microscopic S.D. Childs & Co. Chicago; above all World's Columbian Exposition; beaded border.

HK-168 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 153.

Designed by Charles Reinsch. Struck by S. D. Childs & Co., Chicago.


Photos courtesy of Jonathan Brecher

Obv. Scene depicting Landing of Columbus; below Landing of Columbus
Rev. In 9 lines across center Facts / About Chicago / Population 1500.000. / Length of City 26 Miles. / Greatest Width 15 Miles. / Total Area 190 Square Miles. / 2210 Miles of Streets. / Churches Number / Over 500.; outside, around Souvenir of the World's Columbian Exposition 1893 •; microscopic C above date.

HK-169 Aluminum. 40mm. Eglit 18.

FERRIS WHEEL DOLLARS


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Edifice; above Worlds Columbian Exposition; below edifice Administration Building; beaded border.
Rev. Within circle, Ferris wheel, above which, on ribbon Ferris Wheel; outside, above around Greatest Mechanical Achievement of the Age; below, around Height 264 Feet Weight 4300 Tons / Capacity 2160 Persons Engines 2000 Horsepower; beaded border.

HK-170 Aluminum. 44mm. Eglit 157.


Photos courtesy of Jonathan Brecher

Obv. Ferris wheel; vertically at r., microscopic Childs Chicago; above, around Height 264 Feet Weight 8600000 lbs. Capacity 2160 People--all within circle of leaves; above, around The Ferris Wheel; below, around One of the Wonders of the World; beaded border.
Rev. Same as obverse of No. 162a [Five exposition buildings, in circular panels].

HK-171 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 115.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 171 [Ferris wheel].
Rev. Edifice, microscopic OA (unbarred A) at lower r.; below, Horticultural Building; above, around World's Columbian Exposition

HK-172 Aluminum. 38mm.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 171 [Ferris wheel].
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 168 [Female standing].

HK-173 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 537.

WORLD GLOBE DOLLARS


Photos courtesy of John Dean

Obv. Exposition buildings and grounds on globe; below, on globe World's Columbian Exposition. / Chicago. 1892-3; above all World's-Fair; below, Souvenir.
Rev. Scene depicting Landing of Columbus (on world globe); below on globe Landing of Columbus in America / October 12th 1492; below all, microscopic Pat'd Dec. 1, 1891.

HK-174 Aluminum. 44mm. Eglit 9.

NOTE: Globe dollar above was struck on thin and thick planchets, approximately 2 1/2 and 3 1/2mm., respectively.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Globe showing western hemisphere; around, 8 female heads, all with different hair styles.
Rev. Within wreath, open at top, Columbian / Exposition / 1492 / Chicago / 1892-1893

HK-175 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 556.

EXHIBITION PALACE DOLLARS


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Within open wreath, male bust l. all within circle; outside, around The • World's • Colvmbian • Exposition • below * Chicago • 1893 *; beaded border.
Rev. Edifice; below The Administration / Building / 260 Feet Square Cost $450,000; beaded border.

HK-176 Brass, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 118.
HK-177 Aluminum. Eglit 118.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Edifice; below The Administration / Building / 260 Feet Square Cost $450,000; beaded border.
Rev. Edifice; below The Fisheries Building / 200 x 1000 Feet. / Cost $200,000; beaded border.

HK-177a Aluminum.
HK-177b Brass.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Within open wreath, male bust l. all within circle; outside, around The • World's • Colvmbian • Exposition • below * Chicago • 1893 *; beaded border.

Rev. Edifice; below Mines and Mining / Building / [small] 550 x 700 Feet Cost $265,000; beaded border.

HK-178 Brass, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 125.
HK-179 Aluminum. Eglit 125.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 176 [Columbus bust].
Rev. Upper edifice; below The Forestry Building / 208 x 525 Feet. Cost $100,000; lower edifice; below The Transportation Building / 250 x 960 Feet / Cost $370,000; beaded border.

HK-180 Brass, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 128.
HK-181 Aluminum. Eglit 128.


Photos courtesy of W. David Perkins

Obv. Same as reverse of No. 187 [Horticultural Building].
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 181 [Forestry and Transportation buildings].

HK-181a Aluminum, reeded edge. 35mm.
HK-181b Brass, plain edge.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 176 [Columbus bust].
Rev. Edifice; below U.S. Government / 345 x 415 Feet 3.3 Acres / Cost $400,000; beaded border.

HK-182 Brass, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 130.
HK-183 Aluminum. Eglit 130.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as reverse of No. 183 [U.S. Government building].
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 178 [Mines and Mining Building].

HK-183a Aluminum, reeded edge. 35mm.
HK-183b Brass.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 176 [Columbus bust].
Rev. Edifice; below The Art Palace / 320 x 500 Feet / Cost $670,000; beaded border.

HK-184 Brass, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 121.
HK-185 Aluminum. Eglit 121.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as reverse of No. 184 [Art Palace].
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 196 [Agricultural Building].

HK-185a Aluminum, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 123.
HK-185b Brass.
HK-185c Silver-plated brass. Plain edge.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 176 [Columbus bust].
Rev. Edifice; below The Horticultural / Building / 250 x 1000 Feet / Cost $300,000; beaded border.

HK-186 Brass, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 124.
HK-186a Silver-plated brass. Eglit 124.
HK-187 Aluminum. Eglit 124.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 176 [Columbus bust].
Rev. Edifice; below The Electrical Building / 345 Ft. Wide 700 Ft. Long / Cost $401,000; beaded border.

HK-188 Brass, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 126.
HK-188a Silver-plated brass. Eglit 126.
HK-189 Aluminum, Eglit 126.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 176 [Columbus bust].
Rev. Edifice; below The Machinery Hall / 850 Ft. Long. 500 Ft. Wide / Cost $1,200,000; beaded border.

HK-190 Brass, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 120.
HK-191 Aluminum. Eglit 120.


Photos courtesy of Heritage Galleries (HA.com)

Obv. Same as reverse of No. 190 [Machinery Hall].
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 198 [Womans Building].

HK-192 Aluminum, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 536.
HK-192a Brass, plain edge.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 176 [Columbus bust].
Rev. Edifice; below The Fisheries Building / 200 x 1000 Feet. / Cost $200,000; beaded border.

HK-193 Silver, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 127.
HK-194 Brass. Eglit 127.
HK-195 Aluminum. Eglit 127.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 176 [Columbus bust].
Rev. Edifice; below The Agricultural / Building / 500 x 800 Feet. / Cost $618,000; beaded border.

HK-196 Brass, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 122.
HK-196a Silver-plated brass. Eglit 122.
HK-197 Aluminum. Eglit 122.


Photos courtesy of John Dean

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 176 [Columbus bust].
Rev. Edifice; below The Womans Building / 200 x 400 Feet / Cost $120,000; beaded border.

HK-198 Brass, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 129.
HK-198a Copper. Eglit 129.
HK-199 Aluminum. Eglit 129.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 176 [Columbus bust].
Rev. In upper l., edifice; below, on ribbon Casino and Music Hall; in upper r., battleship; below, on ribbon Imitation Battle Ship--all within scrolls; below, edifice; beneath edifice, Manufactures and Liberal / Arts / 787 x 1687 Feet • 31 Acres / Cost $1,500,000; beaded border.

HK-200 Silver, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 119.
HK-201 Brass. Eglit 119.
HK-201a Copper. Eglit 119.
HK-202 Aluminum. Eglit 119.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Same as reverse of No. 188 [Electrical Building].
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 200 [Manufactures and Liberal Arts].

HK-203 Aluminum, reeded edge. 35mm.
HK-203a Brass.
HK-203b Silver-plated brass. Plain edge.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Same as reverse of No. 167a [Three edifices].
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 167 [The Santa Maria].

HK-204 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 62.


Photos courtesy of worldsfairauction.com

Obv. Same as reverse of No. 168 [Female standing].
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 171 [Five buildings in circles].

HK-205 Aluminum. 38mm.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as reverse of No. 168 [Female standing].
Rev. Edifice; below, Manufactures and Liberal / Arts Building; above, around World's Columbian Exposition

HK-206 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 565.


Photos courtesy of Donald Ensley

Obv. Same as reverse of No. 168 [Female standing].
Rev. Edifice; below, Administration Bldg; above, around World's Columbian Exposition

HK-206a Aluminum. 38mm.

STATUE OF LIBERTY DOLLAR


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 176 [Columbus bust].
Rev. Statue, New York Harbor in background; above Statue of Liberty / New York; below statue Height 298 Ft.; beaded border.

HK-207 Brass, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 295.
HK-207a Copper. Eglit 295.
HK-208 Aluminum. Eglit 295.

COLUMBUS TOWER or INTERSTATE DOLLAR


Photos courtesy of Marty Kuklinski

Obv. Tower; to l. vertical Chicago / Columbus Tower; to r. vertical Height, 1500 Ft. / Cost $3,000,000.; above, around World's Fair; below, 1893; beaded border.
Rev. Edifice; above, around Annual Interstate / Souvenir; below edifice Chicago / Exposition; beaded border.

HK-209 White Metal. 37mm. Eglit 250.
HK-209a Copper.

STATE DOLLARS


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Bust, in ruffed collar, facing to r.; above, around Christopher Columbus; below *** 1492-1892 ***; beaded border.
Rev. Edifice; above, around World's Fair Colorado Building / Our Slogan Free Coinage of Silver; beaded border.

HK-210 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 497A.
HK-1006 Silver. Eglit 497.


Photos courtesy of John Dean

Obv. Edifice; below, Administration Building; above, around World's Columbian Exposition; beaded border.
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 210 [Colorado Building].

HK-210a Aluminum. 38mm.


Photos courtesy of John Raymond

Obv. Edifice; at lower l. edge S.D. Childs & Co., at lower r. edge Chicago.; below edifice Idaho / Building; above, around World's Columbian Exposition; beaded border. UNIFACE; beaded border.

HK-211 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 566.


Photos courtesy of John Raymond

Obv. Within circle, two male figures standing; above, around United We Stand Divided We Fall; outside around, within circles, Commonwealth of Kentucky above • • • 1893 • • • below; outside, around World's Columbian Exposition; below Chicago; beaded border.
Rev. Bearded bust, facing to l.; outside around Columbian Exposition; below l. shoulder, microscopic O. Altstein; below S.P. Gross; beaded border.

HK-212 Copper. 38mm. Eglit 567.
HK-212a Silver.


Photos courtesy of W. David Perkins

Obv. Male bust part r., world globe in background and spread-winged eagle above; below around, on ribbon, Genoa 1447 Palos 1492 San Salvador 1492 Chicago 1893
Rev. Ornate design--at upper border are birds in flight; below, 1893 / Commemorating / Maryland's / Participation in the / World's Columbian Exposition; below is a shield--all within open wreath composed of tall grass, turtles and birds; at lower border, on surface resembling shore of ocean, Copyright 1893 / By Frank Brown / Governor of Maryland.

NOTE: Variety omits copyright lines.

HK-213 White Metal. 45mm. Eglit 138.
HK-213a Bronze. Eglit 138.


Photos courtesy of John Dean

Obv. Edifice; above around World's Columbian Exposition; below Michigan Building; around, near bottom border, microscopic Childs Chicago; beaded border.
Rev. In 12 lines across center, I.M. Weston / Pres. / E.H. Belden / Vice Pres. / J.W. Flynn / Treas. / Peter White / Mrs. J.A. Pond / John T. Rich / Mark W. Stevens / Secy.; outside, around Michigan World's Fair Board; beaded border.

HK-214 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 219.


Photos courtesy of John Dean

Obv. Log cabin; above World's Fair; below cabin to l., microscopic Childs, to r., Chicago; below • 1893 •--all within beaded circle; outside, above Michigan Forestry Exhibit; below * Logging Camp *; beaded border.
Rev. Huge load of logs drawn r. by team of horses; above Champion load of logs; below 36055 feet weight 144 tons / Drawn by est. of / Thomas Nester; beaded border.

HK-215 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 220. Rulau Chi 108.


Photos courtesy of Heritage Galleries (HA.com)

Obv. Edifice; below Ohio Building, within circle; outside, above around World's Columbian Exposition; below, around * Chicago Ills. U.S.A. 1893 *
Rev. Statue; on base Grant / Stanton / Chase / Sherman / Garfield / Sheridan / Ohio's Heroic Sons; to l. of statue, vertical Mother Ohio; to r. of statue & Her Jewels.

HK-216 Brass. 35mm. Eglit 557.
HK-217 Aluminum. Eglit 557.


Photos courtesy of Early American Auctions

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 216 [Ohio Building].
Rev. 1492 / Wm. Ritchie / Hamilton, Ohio / U.S. Commissioner / 1892

HK-218 Aluminum. 35mm. Eglit 440.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. World globe with location of Chicago; at lower l., microscopic Murdock; at lower r., Cincinnati; above, around World's Columbian Exposition; below, around * Chicago, Ills. 1893 *
Rev. Edifice, within circle; outside above, around Ohio's Stone & Mineral Exhibit; below at Chicago 92 & 93

HK-219 Aluminum. 35mm. Eglit 441.

LIBERTY HEAD DOLLAR

Struck by Wilhelm Mayer, Stuttgart, Germany. Larger and smaller versions also struck, whose sizes preclude their listing here.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Liberty head, in high or low relief, facing to l.; below, W.M.-- all within circle; stars outside around; below, 1892
Rev. Scene depicting Landing of Columbus; below, 1492--all within circle; outside, around Dedicated to the American People in Honor of the 400th Anniversary of the Discovery of America; below * United We Stand Divided We Fall *

HK-220 Bronze. 35mm. Eglit 51A.
HK-220a Bronze. Low relief.
HK-221 Gilt. Eglit 51.
HK-222 Aluminum. Proof and Business Strike. Eglit 51.
HK-222a Aluminum. Low relief.
HK-222b White Metal.

SAINT-GAUDENS DOLLAR

Obverse, $2,500 prize-winning design by Augustus Saint Gaudens, reverse, $2,500 prize-winning design by Charles E. Barber. Struck by U.S. Mint, Philadelphia.


Photos courtesy of Jonathan Brecher

Obv. Columbus, arms outstretched, facing to l.; behind, three men, over whose heads Plvs Vltra / Christopher / Colvmbvs / Oct. XII / MCCCCXCII
Rev. On center rectangle World's • Columbian • Exposition / In • Commemoration • of • the / Four • Hundredth • Anniversary / of • the / Landing • of • Columbus / • MDCCCXCIII • / to • / C. Emmerich & Co; torch at each side of rectangle; globe, between seated angels, above; below rectangle, ship.

HK-223 Copper. 38mm. Eglit 19.
HK-223a Aluminum.

COLUMBUS BUST DOLLARS


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Bareheaded bust, facing to r.; on l., around, Columbus; on r., 1492-1892
Rev. Scene depicting Landing of Columbus; below, Landing of / Columbus

HK-224 White Metal. 38mm. Eglit 207.
HK-224a Bronze.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Bust, facing to r., within countersunk center area; around, wide border of leaves and berries; below, in border, Columbus
Rev. In top center, ship; below, Santa Maria / * * * / Columbian / Exposition / Chicago, 1893; branch in lower l. and r. borders.

HK-225 Pewter. 40mm. Eglit 559.
HK-226 White Metal. Eglit 559.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Bust, facing slightly to r., within beaded circle; above around, Christopher Columbus; below, around * 1492 1892 *; beaded border.
Rev. Edifice; above, around World's Columbian Exposition; below, around Administration Building; beaded border.

HK-227 Aluminum. 35mm. Eglit 430.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Bust, facing slightly to r.; around Christopher Columbus; below, 1492; under r. shoulder, microscopic OA (unbarred A).
Rev. Same as obverse of No. 161 [Aerial view].

HK-228 Aluminum. 37mm. Eglit 257.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Bust, facing slightly to r.; above, Columbian, to l. World's, to r., Fair; in field above shoulders, 1492 and 1892; below bust, Chicago, U.S.
Rev. Mining scene, within oval; outside, l., The Miners'; above, Rocky Mountains; r., Bonanza; below, Patent Applied for

HK-229 Aluminum, oval-shaped. 33mm x 45mm.
Eglit 563.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Bust, facing slightly to l.; to l., in field, Christopher, to r., Columbus--all within circle; outside around, ornamental border of shields; beaded border.
Rev. Within scroll, Columbus and party in small boat, approaching land; above, around, 400th Anniversary of the Discovery / of America; below, around * 1492 - Oct. - 1892 *; beaded border.

HK-230 Bronze. 38mm. Eglit 387.
HK-230a White Metal. Eglit 387.


Photos courtesy of John Dean

Obv. Bareheaded bust, facing slightly to l.; above, around Christopher Columbus.
Rev. Coat of arms; outside around, 400th Anniversary of the Discovery of America ** 1492-1892 **; beaded border.

HK-231 White Metal. 40mm. Eglit 426.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Bust, facing to l.; at l. border, around Christopher; at r. border Columbus; below l. shoulder, microscopic S.H.Q. & S. Phila.; beaded border.
Rev. Within circle, scene depicting Landing of Columbus, Indians at l.; above, around Columbus Discovering America; below, 1492; beaded border.

HK-232 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 306.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Bust, facing to l.; around Christopher Columbus
Rev. Lord's Prayer in 15 lines, first curved, others straight; double beaded border.

HK-233 White Metal. 33mm. Eglit 506
HK-233a Gilt White Metal. Eglit 506
HK-233b Bronze.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Within circle, bearded bust, l.; outside, below * Discoverer 1492 *; outside, above Christopher Columbus
Rev. Scene, Landing of Columbus, in circle; outside, above 400th Anniversary of the Discovery of America; below * Oct. 12. 1892 *

HK-234 Bronze. 38mm. Eglit 347.
HK-234a White Metal. Eglit 347.


Photos courtesy of John Raymond

Obv. Bearded bust, facing to l.; around Christopher Columbus; below, 1492; beaded border.
Rev. Three Exposition buildings, one above the other; outside, around Worlds Fair Buildings Chicago, Ill. • Dec'd. Oct. 12. 1892

HK-235 White Metal. 38mm. Eglit 308.


Photos courtesy of R. Zenon Lada

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 235 [Columbus bust].
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 234 [Landing of Columbus].

HK-236 White Metal. 38mm. Eglit 432.


Photos courtesy of Heritage Galleries (HA.com)

Obv. Same as obverse of No. 159a [Male bust, facing slightly to r.].
Rev. Similar to reverse of No. 171 [five buildings], but different ornamentation between outer circular panels; also, S D Childs & Co Chicago is missing and border is not beaded.

HK-236a Aluminum. 38mm.

UNIFACE DOLLARS


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Obv. Bearded bust, in ruffed collar, facing to l.; above, around Christopher Columbus; below, around 1492-Chicago, U.S.A.- 1892; beaded border. UNIFACE.

HK-237 Brass, reeded edge. 35mm. Eglit 237.


Photos courtesy of John Raymond

Obv. Similar to obverse of No. 237 [bearded bust], but Christophus rather than Christopher. UNIFACE.

HK-237e Brass, reeded edge. 35mm.


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Bareheaded bust [Christopher Columbus] facing to r.; around, closed wreath, within recessed circle; on ribbons across wreath at top, Fair Chicago / Worlds 1893 UNIFACE.

HK-237a Brass. Hexagonal, 33mm x 33mm. On lower edge, figure 2.
HK-237b Lead. On lower edge, figure 4.


Photos courtesy of Tony Swicer

Obv. Full male figure [Columbus] stands facing l., aboard ship; below, to l., 3 sailors; above, around, Christoforo Colombo; below, around, 1492 * 1893--all within recessed circle; beaded border. UNIFACE.

HK-237c Lead. Hexagonal, 38mm x 38mm. On lower edge, figure 2. Eglit 232.
HK-237d Brass.

COLUMBUS STATUE DOLLARS


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Obv. Statue; around 1492 Columbus 1892; below statue Souvenir Medal
Rev. Ship; above, around Celebrated in Chicago; below ship Oct. 21 - 1892; above, around all, 400 Anniversary of the; below, around * Discovery of America *

HK-238 Bronze. 38mm.
HK-238a Aluminum.
HK-238b White Metal. Eglit 189.


Photos courtesy of John Dean

Obv. Statue, within circle; outside, above around World's Columbian Exposition; below around * Chicago 1892-3. *
Rev. Horizontal line above center; beneath, edifice; below edifice, 1892; above line, scene depicting Landing of Columbus with date 1492 above.

HK-239 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 43.

FEMALE FIGURE (COLUMBIA?)--
LANDING SCENE DOLLAR


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Full female figure, facing slightly to l., head radiant, holds ribbon aloft with r. hand, her l. hand holding shield; on ribbon, portion of which wound about shield, Columbian Exposition Chicago U.S.A.; on base below shield, 1893; to l. rear, edifice; to r. rear, globe, mounted on tall base; on globe, Our / Field; beaded border.
Rev. Within circle, scene depicting Landing of Columbus; outside around, Columbus Discovering America; below, 1492; beaded border.

HK-240 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 560.
HK-240a Bronze.
HK-240b White Metal.

BABY RUTH or TRINITY OF HEROES DOLLAR


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Obv. Baby Ruth, between Mrs. Cleveland, l., and President Cleveland, r.; above, eagle, seated on streamer which falls around the Tafts; on streamer Of the People and For the People; above eagle Nov. 8, 1892.; below all Baby Ruth; microscopic OA [A.O. Ameis, modeler] beneath Cleveland bust; S.D. Childs l. and Chicago r. of Baby Ruth; beaded border. (A die variety has SF instead of OA beneath Cleveland bust).
Rev. Busts of Washington, top center, Lincoln, l., and Grant, r.; below busts, 1776, 1860, and 1865, respectively; 3 stars on each side Washington bust; below busts Americas Trinity / of / Heroes--all within circle; outside, above around The Worlds Columbian; below around * Souvenir *

HK-241 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 80. King 508.

McCORMICK REAPER DOLLAR

TYPE I


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Obv. Within circle, reaper with legend around * Like McCormick Machines This Medal Combines Extreme Lightness with Extreme Strength; outside, around Souvenir of the World's Columbian Exposition Chicago; below * 1893 *; beaded border.
Rev. Within circle, male bust part l., with legend The Sun Never Sets on the McCormick; outside, around Cyrus Hall McCormick the Inventor of the Reaper; below * 1831 *; beaded border.

HK-242 Aluminum. 38mm.

TYPE II


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Similar to Type I, but entirely different depiction of reaper; heavier lettering used for inner legend; comma between Machines and This and between Exposition and Chicago
Rev. Bust similar to that of Type I, but OA [A.O. Ameis, modeler] added under l. shoulder; below bust, S.D. Childs, Chicago

HK-243 Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 44.

BOARD OF LADY MANAGERS DOLLARS


Photos courtesy of Tom Hoffman

Obv. Female bust, facing to r., fan-shaped ornamentation in background; to l. of bust, vertical Mrs. Potter; to r., Palmer; at lower l. border, Childs; at lower r. border, Chicago; beaded border.
Rev. Within horseshoe-shaped wreath, open at top, Board of Lady Managers; above, President; below, around, World's Columbian Exposition; beaded border.

HK-243a Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 41.


Photos courtesy of John Raymond

Obv. Similar to obverse of No. 243a [Female bust facing to r.], but without fan-shaped ornamentation.
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 243a [Board of Lady Managers].

HK-243c Aluminum. 38mm.

DIRECTOR-GENERAL DOLLAR


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Obv. Bearded bust, facing to r.; above, around, Colonel Geo. R. Davis.; near border at l., microscopic Childs Chicago; beaded border.
Rev. Within horseshoe-shaped wreath, open at top, Director / General; outside, below, around, World's Columbian Exposition; beaded border.

HK-243b Aluminum. 38mm. Eglit 53.