Erroneously Called a "Birdseye View" of the World's Columbian Expo--Slabbed Prooflike Medal
I have always been surprised that I've not heard much said about this medal which notes the Opening of the Fair but also says it shows the "birdseye view" of the fair ground when it isn't here at all. I can only assume that in striking the medal that somehow the reverses were mixed up and instead of the "birdseye" view that is on other medals, someone chose to use the equally ubiquitous landing scene.
Regardless of what the obverse calls itself, this is a super example of this medal which NGC has slabbed as MS63 prooflike. As I've stated so many times, I just do not understand the grading when I've compared virtually identical medals where one is slabbed a 63 and the identical specimen (same medal) is called a 65. I'd certainly say this one deserves better than a 63, but it is prooflike and one of the nicer examples you can find.