U.S. EXPRESS CO., 50th ANNIVERSARY
These medals were struck at the U.S. Mint. According to Julian, 100 were struck in silver, and an additional 20,891 were struck in brass and bronze combined.
Photos courtesy of John Dean
Obv. Involved design of large horseshoe and rays within wreath; winged strongbox within horseshoe partly conceals lettering on shoe, reading around United States Express Co.; below strongbox 1854; on horseshoe, to l. Trade, to r. Mark; in small block at top of horseshoe Security / Dispatch; beaded border.
Rev. In / Commemoration / of the / Fiftieth Anniversary / of the / Founding / of the / United States / Express Company / 1854-1904; beaded border.
HK-735 Bronze. 34mm.