Medal - Oceans United by Railway, United States of America, 1869 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 36550

Commemorative Medal, Oceans United by Railway, issued by the United States of America in 1869. Part of the Medal Series of the US Mint this medal was issued to commemorate the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the 'Pacific Railroad' and later as the 'Overland Route') in the United States of America in 1869.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 46 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: railway lines
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: rail transport
DateEra: 1869 AD
Obverse Description: Bare head of Grant facing right; around, 'PRESIDENT OF US GRANT'; in exergue, 'THE OCEANS UNITED / BY RAILWAY / MAY 10, 1869'.
Reverse Description: A train emerging from mountains onto the plains with ocean at right; above on ribbon, EVERY MOUNTAIN SHALL BE MADE LOW; in exergue, MEDAL SERIES OF THE / US MINT / J. POLLOCK DIRECTOR; in small lettering below exergue line, the artist's name, W BARBER F.
Edge Description: The edge is plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: United States of America
Artist: William Barber - United States Mint, Philadelphia

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