1892 World's Columbian Exposition Liberty Head Medal, Gilt, AU58 NGC
HK-221, E-101, 90mm. Struck in high relief, the obverse depicts a head of Liberty facing left similar to that seen on the Morgan dollar, WM (for Wilhelm Mayer, designer) on truncation of her neck, stars within circle surround and the date, 1892 is below. On the reverse, scene with landing of Columbus, the date 1492 below within circle containing legend: DEDICATED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN HONOR OF THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA * UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL*. These are known in three metals, bronze, gilt (bronze), and aluminum, and were struck either in low or high relief. This medal is listed in So-Called Dollars as Rarity-6, 21-75 known, and is rarely offered at public auction. Deep olive-golden color with light wear on the highpoints of the design. A few contact marks are noted on each side and a small spot is in the field above star 1 on the obverse.