1876 US Centennial Medal

Approximate Current Value: $414

Diameter: 37.7 mm
Mintage/Proof: /
Weight: 24.0 grams
Metal: Various
I Own 1876 Julian Commemorative Medals (1808-1892)

History, Information, and Value of 1876 United States Centennial Medal

The United States Centennial Medals were struck from 1874 through 1877 when the dies were destroyed. The obverse displays an image of Liberty with a sword in her right hand. Her left hand stretches heavenwards towards thirteen stars. The legend reads, “THESE UNITED COLONIES ARE, AND OF RIGHT OUGHT TO BE FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES; 1776.” The reverse displays a wreath. Inside and outside of the wreath the legend reads, “BY AUTHORITY OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES; IN COMMEMORATION OF THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 1876.”