• Image of K2529 Is an original Columbian award medal, uninscribed, and likely a proof or test
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K2529 Is an original Columbian award medal, uninscribed, and likely a proof or test

$499.00

If you like the award medals by St. Gaudens and Barber, you will have to love this example. It is uninscribed/unawarded and the medal itself seems to be on a planchet that was especially clean or even somewhat larger. The medals seem inconsistent so weighing them is a bit difficult. But as you can see from the medal it looks prooflike and struck extra sharply. The details are especially fine and well defined. The medal is housed in a custom box with velvet lining that was clearly selected for use with this special strike. We cannot be sure of the details but we can state that this medal was a test or first strike. And the more we study it, the more the definition says "proof" to us. It's a wonderful piece and perhaps the next owner could find out more details.