WCE 1893-Eglit54 Medal Featuring Administration & Interesting Landing Scene #1039
We have undertaken a significant study of the common general landing scene reverse of so many Columbian medals.
The Administration Building found its way to many medals and souvenirs and the landing scene has been created in myriad different ways. In this rendition one assumes that the Natives are friendly and acquiescent as in virtually all versions of the landing scene, although they look as if they could be just the opposite.
This medal is in AU+ condition and like so many white metal medals it has a bit of the black tone on a few of the highlights on both sides. Because this is a soft pewter-like white metal it is difficult to determine if some spots of apparent light wear might be as struck and not circulated. Look at the trees and ship and the tallest of Columbus’ men on the reverse. They show no wear at all while Columbus and the kneeling sailor have that “flat face” syndrome often found on some of the softer medals used at the WCE.I hesitate to say this is uncirculated but I see no wear upon close inspection. I does have a few small edge bumps, again likely the result of the soft medal being mishandled a time or two.