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1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition Medal

1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition Medal
1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition Medal
Title
1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition Medal
Date 
1876
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Description 
Turned wooden medal with obverse depicting Independence Hall building with legend: "1776 INDEPENDENCE HALL 1876/BIRTHPLACE OF LIBERTY"; inscription in exergue: "COMMENCED 1729/FINISHED 1734." Reverse contains inscription at center: "GREAT/INTERNATIONAL/EXHIBITION/FAIRMOUNT PARK/PHILADELPHIA/4TH OF JULY/1876"; surrounding legend: "THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE."
Object Number 
INV.4322
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group