UNITED STATES 1876 Queen Victoria Philadelphia Centennial Exposition 44.7mm bronze medal 34.8 grams
Obverse: Queen Victoria facing left, IN HONOR OF THE ENGLISH VISITORS TO THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1876 / PHILADELPHIA / R. LAUBENHEIMER
Reverse: Female figures typifying Europe and America on a globe marked AMERICA Europe with a shield with temples on it with a shield with stars and stripes and pointing to the main building with eagle over it and rays above all SEE HOW WE PROSPER
As part of 1876 Centennial festivities Rudolph Laubenheimer prepared a five-piece set of medals for Surville J. Delan a New York jeweller. They had the common SEE HOW WE PROSPER reverse, and the obverses featured Washington (Baker-428), Pope Pius IX, Victoria, Kaiser William, and Marshall MacMahon. Apart from Washington the other medals are apparently not catalogued other than by Henry Holland in an 1876 article in the American Journal of Numismatics. Holland notes that only twenty five of each were struck in bronze and a smaller number in silver. Extremely low mintages for such an important event. Laubenheimer's bust of Victoria is reminiscent of William Wyon's bust of a younger Victoria.
This piece has been removed from an NGC holder, but the tag comes with it. It has been graded as UNC details, Obverse scratched.