1826 Erie Canal Completion Medal in Gold, HK-1001, PR62. Ex: President John Quincy Adams, and presented to him during his administration. Only three examples in gold are known. This medal, graded NGC
PR62, is one of only two privately held examples, with the other being an NGC-graded XF45 example. The only other gold Erie Canal Completion medal to appear at public auction was part of the W.W.C. Wilson collection, offered by Anderson Galleries in 1925 as cataloged by Wayte Raymond. That medal, presented to Andrew Jackson, was donated to the New York Historical Society in 1932 where it resides today.
1826 Erie Canal Completion Medal in Gold, NGC PR62
One of the most coveted medals in American numismatics, the Erie Canal Completion medal commemorated the engineering marvel of the 19th Century, considered by many as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." The medal was the first of a series of pieces issued commemorating great public works projects.Read More: Coin of the Day Series