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102689 | FRANCE. Paris. International Expo silvered bronze Award Medal.

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    102689  |  FRANCE. Paris. International Expo silvered bronze Award Medal. Issued 1900 as the official prize [awarded to L. A. Genty] (63mm, 95.25 g, 12h). By J.-C. Chaplain at the Paris mint.


    REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE, bust of Marianne right, wearing oak wreath; oak tree to left; cityscape of Paris in background to right // EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE, Victory flying left, head upturned right, holding wreath and palm frond, and bearing victor, who holds torch, upon her back; view of the expo hall in background; in exergue, cartouche with L. A. GENTY. Edge: «cornucopia» BRONZE.


    Cf. Button 29 (bronze); cf. Wurzbach 7193 (same). Choice Mint State. Light satiny gray surfaces, with a delightful matte nature.


    Visited by more than 50 million visitors, the 1900 Paris World's Fair, styled in French as the Exposition Universelle, ran from 14 April to 12 November, occurring in conjunction with the games of the II Olympiad—also held in Paris. The theme of the expo was a celebration of the century that was and the century that would be. Some of the technological advancements that were exhibited included the diesel engine, electric cars, talking films, and dry cell batteries, with Art Nouveau given a spotlight and being introduced to the world.


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