So-Called Dollar Value Guide: Value of 1897 HK-641 Mechanics Institute Fair San Francisco City Hall Dollar
Value of 1897 HK-641 Mechanics Institute Fair San Francisco City Hall
This So-Called Dollar is given the catalog number HK-641
The obverse text on this So-Called Dollar reads City Hall San Francisco, L.H. Moise and the reverse text is City Hall and History Act Authorizing erection, signed by Henry H. Haight, Gov. of Cal, April 4, 1870, Commissioners P.H. Canavan, Jos. G. Eastland & Chas. E. McLane, Robt. George Sec’y, Thos. H. Shelby, Mayor, Augustus Layer, of Albany, N.Y. Arch’t, Excavation began Mar 28, 1871 & Foundation laid May 20, Aug 28, Sale of City Hall, Lots Realized $953,900, Cornerstone laid Feb 22, 1872 Tower Completed May 28, 1897, June 30, 1897 Cost of Building $5,660,000, Stamped by L.H. Moise, Mechanics Fair 1897. The front side of the coin shows the city hall of San Francisco in the center with a descriptive banner above and below, a roped border surrounding the illustration on the coin. The backside of the coin depicts several lines of text running through the center of the coin giving the specifications and start/end dates of certain pieces of construction for the City Hall Project, as well as costs and who was involved in the building og City Hall in San Francisco.
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