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On! Sail On! In honor of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition the US Mint in San Francisco created a variety of commemorative coins. The Mint also struck this silver medal (HK-399 PCGS MS65) sculpted by Robert Ingersoll Aitken. Aitken, in addition to producing the “Fountain of Earth” at the Exposition, also designed the $50 gold Pan-Pac commemorative. He sculpted monuments all over the nation, but perhaps his most enduring work is the West Pediment of the United States Supreme Court building. This medal design can also be found in bronze and gilt, and is an intriguing and artistic piece of early 20th century Americana.

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