102070 | GREAT BRITAIN. Tynemouth. NE Coast Exhibition silver Award Medal.
102070 | GREAT BRITAIN. Tynemouth. North East Coast Exhibition silver Award Medal. Issued 1882 for the expo held 6 September–14 October (51mm, 62.24 g, 12h). By Reid & Sons in Newcastle upon Tyne.
• NORTH EAST COAST EXHIBITION • / PRIZE – 1882 – MEDAL, Neptune/Poseidon, holding wreath and trident, in sea carriage being drawn left by two hippocampi; coastline and ship in background / NAVAL / ARCHITECTURE / MARINE / ENGINEERING / FISHERY LIFE SAVING / AND COAST LIGHTING / APPLIANCES ETC / TYNEMOUTH in eight lines; all within combined land and sea wreath comprised of shells, coral, grains, dolphins, and anchor. Edge: Plain.
BHM –; Eimer –. Choice Mint State. Rather darkly toned, with some great mirrored brilliance in the fields and a deep iridescence; a few light hairlines are noted for completeness. A very rare and interesting piece, compare to this similar example from our archives.