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New York World's Fair Official Souvenier Token, 1939

New York World's Fair Official Souvenier Token, 1939
Title
New York World's Fair Official Souvenier Token, 1939
Date 
1939
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 1 3/16 x 1/16 in. ( 3.5 x 3 x 0.2 cm )
Description 
Silver struck oval token with images of Trylon and Perisphere surrounded by legend: "NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR", with date in exergue: "1939." Reverse bears inscription within beaded border: "OFFICIAL TOKEN/CREATED BY ORDER/OF THE EXECUTIVE/COMMITTEE./MARCH 27th, 1939/[signature]/PRESIDENT"; legend around border: "NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939 INCORPORATED." Hole punched at top.
Object Number 
INV.4821
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group