101323 | UNITED STATES & SWEDEN. Pan-Pac Expo bronze Medal.
101323 | UNITED STATES & SWEDEN. Panama-Pacific International Exposition bronze souvenir Medal. Issued 1915. Presented at the expo by the Swedish Pavilion (51mm, 56.46 g, 12h). By C. O. Borg & G. Larson.
ARBETET ADLAR (work is uplifting), Victory standing facing, holding laurel branch; to left, male figure seated right, resting elbow upon American shield; to right, female figure seated left, resting elbow upon Swedish shield / • PANAMA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION • / SAN FRANCISCO 1915, view of the grounds. Edge: Plain, though a minor rim bruise is noted for completeness.
Mint State. Olive-brown surfaces with lighter highlights.
The expo was styled as a celebration of the completion of the Panama Canal (its first use was just six months before the opening of the expo), but in a wider sense, the fair gave the world a chance to see the recovery of host city San Francisco following the devastation of the 1906 earthquake.
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