WCE 1893- Very Scarce, Highly Desirable Zearing Medal Columbus & Santa Maria #963
This large medal is one of the several key pieces to any Columbian medal collection.
We recently sold another medal by Zearing, the bust of Lincoln piece.
This one has the very striking yet simple portrait of Columbus and likewise, the relatively simple obverse design once again shows that simplicity can result in a quite beautiful medal. I think the US Mint is still trying to figure this out! The stylized reverse art is also one of the finest pieces of medallic art from the fair.