1915 PAN-PAC $2.5 GOLD TRIBUTE – 2 TROY OUNCES – 39MM

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Specifications

Weight

2.00 troy ounce

Thickness

~6mm

Purity

.999 fine

Finish

Brilliant Uncirculated

Edge

Reeded

Diameter

39mm

Description

To celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, still considered one of the marvels of modern engineering, Congress authorized the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. This Expo, held in San Francisco, was also a celebration of the city’s recovery from the devastating earthquake of 1906.  Also authorized were a series of commemorative coins that were to include a half dollar, gold dollar, $2.5 gold piece, and two different $50 gold pieces; one round, and one octagonal.  On January 16, 1915, the bill authorizing these issues was signed into law.

  • Contains 2 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver
  • Obverse:  depicts an allegorical figure—the goddess Columbia—astride a hippocampus, a Greek mythological sea horse with the head and forequarters of a horse and the tail of a fish. In her hand is a caduceus, the symbol of the medical profession, signifying the strides against yellow fever that had helped make the canal’s construction possible. The date is below this portrait; above it, along the rim, is the inscription PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION.
  • Reverse: The reverse depicts a left-facing American eagle perched atop a plaque on which is inscribed the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM. Below this is the statement of value—”2 OZT.”—and above it, along the rim, is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  Flanking either side of the lower circumference is the hallmark.
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