1901 Pan-american Exposition Award Medal By Hermon A. Macneil
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1901 Pan-american Exposition Award Medal By Hermon A. Macneil:
RARE 1901 Bronze Gilt Pan-American Exposition Medal.This medal is one of a kind and there are documents to prove it. This medal was awarded to the Republic of El Salvador at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. It was 1 of 4 medals awarded to the Republic of El Salvador, 3 of them where Gold medals and this one Bronze. I came to posses the coins as I am a direct decendant to both General Thomas Regalado & Dr. Francisco A. Regalado (I have proof of relation to both). Below you will find the document from the Library of Congress about El Salvador's participation in the Pan American Exposition where it goes into detail about the medals awarded to the country and people from El Salvador. On page 30 of the document you will be able to see this medal specifically under "Mines and Metallurgy- Division VIII"
For some reason I am not able to post the listing with the link to the document. But finding it is simple.Google "1901 Pan-American Exposition Medals El Salvador" you should see a link to the Library of Congress.
The document says it all. This is really a rare coin, specially since there is documentation on it. Hermon A. MacNeil designed Medallion for the Pan American Exposition. MacNeil is known as the designer of the Standing Liberty Quarter. The Obverse is Liberty and a Buffalo and on the Reverse is a South American Native American smoking a peace pipe with a North American Native American. The medal measures 2 1/2 inches in diameter. This medal was manufactured by the Gorham Silver Co. This one is probably gilt.