CRYSTAL PALACE 1862-Prooflike Medal from London’s 2nd Crystal Palace #002B
Prooflike version of the medal is amazing and tough to capture in our photos.
It is difficult not to study the reverse. The detail is striking. The ships and their rigging in the background are so distinct, unlike those on virtually any other medals we’ve ever seen. The flags demonstrate the gem BU status, the Union Jack and the informational flag completely crisp. The flag with the text illustrates the purpose and scope of this second Crystal Palace world’s fair, citing Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Australasian.