1876 U.S. Centennial Medal. Julian CM-11. Bronze, 57 mm.
Designed by William Barber. About 7,000 of these 57mm bronze medals were struck by the U.S. Mint. The reverse design of rising Liberty with unsheathed sword was one of the iconic pattern of the whole series, and therefore makes the relatively low mintage medal highly sought after. Offered with the original case as issued, which is probably much rarer than the medal itself.
This is an exceptionally well preserved, brilliant uncirculated specimen with lovely deep toning.