US CENTENNIAL-Small Prooflike Medal/Storecard from 1876 Centennial #997

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US CENTENNIAL-Small Prooflike Medal/Storecard from 1876 Centennial #997

This piece has a bright silver reflective surface and at first glance appears as if it may have surface damage, which it does NOT. The surface of the medal has a rough or almost porous appearance which was either caused by a rusted (unlikely) or not properly polished/finished die.

The medal, as surprising as that first glance belies, should receive something approximating an MS64-65 if third-party graded. It clearly is as struck and shows no evidence of wear. The obverse features Carpenters’ Hall noted as the cite of the first (Continental) Congress in 1774, while the reverse advertises Dobbins Electric Soap, which I’m afraid I can’t tell you anything about.