1959 Oregon Wagon Train HK-559
Designed by Dee Taylor, Independence, Oregon and issued by Salem Numismatic Society, there were 9,000 struck in Gilt Bronze.
The common obverse is showing the Centennial Official Emblem or Seal which also appears on various other so-called dollars minted commemorating the Oregon Centennial. The reverse shows a lengthy wagon train.
I do believe it would be good to look on these reverses with smoke coming from the stacks on the left side, as there are some varieties that used a die that have smoke and others that do not have smoke on the various issues. This one has smoke, and I am not sure if there are any of this particular medal that are smokeless.
In 1959, The Exposition and International Trade Fair was held in Portland Oregon from June 10 to Sept. 17, 1959. During that time a wagon train traveled old Oregon Train re-enacting the journey from Independence, Missouri to Independence Oregon, which took four months to complete.
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