So-Called Dollars


Medal was product of 1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia (separately listed, Part I); engraved by William Barber; 2526 pieces struck from Nevada silver ore at U.S. Mint, Philadelphia; sold at Nevada Building on grounds for $1.25. Following certificate accompanied each medal:

"Mint of the United States. Philadelphia. Coiner's Department. June 20, 1876. I certify that the Nevada Exposition Medals, prepared in this department, and this day delivered to Mr. C. C. Stevenson, Chairman of the Nevada State Board, are made of pure silver, crushed from Nevada ores, at the Nevada quartz mill located in the Centennial Exposition grounds and subsequently refined at the United States Mint. (Signed) A. Loudon Snowden, Coiner."

Photos courtesy of Victor Annaloro

Obv. Liberty Bell between Minute Man and Soldier, clouds below, to l. 1776, to r. 1876, above (on ribbon) Centennial all within center circle; outside, around Let God be with us as He was with our fathers.
Rev. Mining scene, above Nevada--in center circle; outside, around Made from Nevada ore at International Exhibition; below * All for our country *

HK-19 Silver. 38mm. Julian CM-36.
HK-19a Copper. Julian CM-36.

HK-16 to HK-18