Requires Photography

P. M. Sharples, Elgin

Gay Nineties (1890–1900)
1893


Object Place: Elgin, Illinois, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Rulau Elg 2

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 35.5 mm, 5 gm (1 3/8 in., 0.18 oz.)

Accession Number

RES.17.18

Medium or Technique

Aluminum

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: THE CITY OF ELGIN (curved) / ILL, U.S.A (curved) above a semicircle enclosing the sun with 1492 in its rays over three ships in central semicircle, tiny DOLBY-ELGIN below the third ship at right / 1893 below, POPULATION 23,000 (curved) at bottom, the whole enclosed by a beaded rim
Rev: WESTCHESTER, PA. ELGIN, ILL. COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA. * * * around P.M. SHARPLES (curved) / CREAM / SEPARATORS. (curved), the whole enclosed by a a beaded rim
Edge: plain

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green