CALIFORNIA GOLD DISCOVERY SEMICENTENNIAL
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Research fails to establish either origin of this medal or nature and extent of "jubilee" celebration which latter obviously must have been limited. For additional facts on discovery of gold in California, see Part I, California Gold Discovery Centennial--1948 and California Gold Rush Centennial--1949
Photos courtesy of Fred Holabird
Obv. In center are 3 gold prospectors apparently examining gold nugget in hand of one; to l., partly within scroll, 1848; to r., partly within scroll, 1898; below Gold Discovery / Jan. 24 / San Francisco, Cal.; above all, around Semi-Centennial Jubilee; beaded border.
Rev. In upper half is covered wagon drawn by team of oxen proceeding l.; two people in wagon and another walking beside oxen; below 1848; in lower half is train proceeding l.; below 1898; beaded border.
HK-642 Gilt Brass. 35mm.HK-641 HK-643 to HK-643b