1909 Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition looped Official Medal(image will update when I re-holder and replace image soon)
A looped version, maybe HK-354 that is silver plated bronze. According to a very knowledgeable source, it is part of a ribbon or badge. All the looped medals are much more scarce than those that are not.
It was intentionally looped and attached to a dark blue ribbon and bar to market more of the mintage to visitors at the Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition.
Thanks to so-calledguy
on eBay, I can show this ribbon he has.
The obverse shows the official emblem of Seattle's 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition was designed by Adelaide Hanscom of Seattle.
The emblem, with its three female figures, was used on programs, souvenirs, and other items.
The woman on the left holds a ship and represents East Asia.
The central figure holds gold nuggets and symbolizes Alaska.
The one on the right holds a railroad engine, symbolizing commerce with Seattle and the rest of the United States and her other hand is holding up a small oval with the bust of William H. Seward, "The Father of Alaska" who negotiated the Alaska Purchase in 1867. The purchase price for the 570,000 square miles from Russia was $7.2 million or 2-cents an acre at the time.
On the reverse is the Seal of the City of Seattle which also shows a small bust of Chief Seattle which is part of he Seal design itself.
I recently acquired a very scarce Seattle Day souvenir ticket with Chief Seattle on the front that I regularly hunted for over the past year and a half.
My favorite album!
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World's Fair Exposition Medals and Ticketshttp://www.coincommunity.org/galler...p?album=2020
Edited by TNG
01/27/2020 9:07 pm