1882 PA Bicentennial Bronze Medal PCGS MS66+RD CM-42c

Part of a superb group of Medals we recently acquired. POP 1 Finest graded by PCGS. There are three design versions of the U.S. Mint struck 1882 Pennsylvania Bicentennial Medal (the first two are 38 mm in diameter and were struck in brass). The most common is 25 mm in diameter features a facing bust of William Penn 1682 around. The later were minted in gold, silver, copper and brass. The majority were struck in brass and were made for distribution, primarily at the parade on October 24,1882. Over 75,000 of these were originally produced to be thrown from a wagon during the October 24, 1882 parade celebrating the two hundredth anniversary of the State of Pennsylvania. They proved very popular and soon the U.S. Mint was besieged by collectors for specimens. Of course the Mint obliged. This surviving specimen is without a doubt one of the finest known. The likeness of William Penn was excellently engraved for the obverse die, while the somewhat militaristic Pennsylvania seal adorns the reverse. Check out all the great Exonumia, Ancients, World, Paper Money and US Coins at Sarasota Numismatics. Feel free to contact us with any questions about anything in our vast inventory.
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Grading Service PCGS
PCGS Coin Number 515609
Year of Issue 1882
Denomination Type Token & Medal
Grade MS66+
Designation RD
Mint Location NONE
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/UnCirc Uncirculated
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