Columbia and the Horticulture Building


The Eglit book has incurred my criticism repeatedly. For its amazing compilation of medals assembled 50-60 years ago, finding anything with the index is a challenge at best. This aluminum medal is unlisted as "horticulture" in the index, despite the fact that there are many medals with the horticulture building. I did not take the time for the hunt for an Eglit Number; I'm sure many more horticulture medals exist that just weren't put in the index. It's a fault repeated dozens of times. This medal features a woman we assume to be Columbia on the obverse and the domed horticulture building on the reverse. The medal displays nicely despite substantial hairlining on both sides, which generally is indicative of an unprofessional cleaning. Still a nice piece for any collection without an example.