1864 Philadelphia Sanitary Fair Medal

Approximate Current Value: $460

Diameter: 58.0 mm
Mintage/Proof: /
Weight: NA
Metal: Various
I Own 1864 Julian Commemorative Medals (1808-1892)

History, Information, and Value of 1864 Philadelphia Sanitary Fair Medal

This medal commemorates the Philadelphia Sanitary Fair. The obverse a woman holding supplies while aiding a doctor. The legend around reads, “WE GIVE OUR WEALTH FOR THOSE WHO GIVE THEIR HEALTH FOR US; PAQUET F.; SCHUSSELE INV.” The reverse lacks an image but reads, “IN COMMEMORATION OF THE GREAT CENTRAL FAIR FOR THE U.S. SANITARY COMMISSION HELD AT PHILADELPHIA JUNE 1864.” Records state 4 silver and 901 bronze medals were struck.