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1916 Panama California Exposition San Diego Bronze SCD REV No 2
My second 1916 Variety and it's an upgrade!
The Panama-California Exposition was held in San Diego, California during 1915 and 1916 to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. Although not as well-known as the Panama-Pacific Exposition held in San Francisco during 1915, the Panama-California Exposition was well attended. Official medals were produced for the exposition and struck at the United States Mint exhibit on the fair grounds. These official medals were designed by C.K. Berryman, then a cartoonist for the Washington Star, and were engraved by Charles Barber.
The medals feature the very popular obverse design of Uncle Sam with his shovel lying across the Panama Canal. The reverse design of the first ship to pass through the Panama Canal, the S.S. Ancon.
The 1916 dated medals from the Pan-CA Expo are considerably more rare than the 1915 dated examples.

There appears to be 6 variations known, all are 34mm.
Obv. Full figure of Uncle Sam part pick in right hand over right shoulder, shovel in left hand, two Continents in background and handle of shovel lies across Canal--all within center circle; outside around Panama California Exposition San Diego 1915.
Rev. Ship passing through Canal, above Official Souvenir; above around Panama Canal Opened by S.S. Ancon; below ship Aug. 15. 1914
HK-426 Silver.
HK-427 Bronze.
HK-428 Gilt.

Panama California Exposition San Diego 1916
HK-429 Silver-plate but Obv. date is 1916.
HK-430 Bronze, Obv. date 1916.
HK-431 Gilt, Obv. date 1916

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