Seattle World's Fair Complete Set Gold & Silver.
Population 4 (Extremely Rare)
1 is currently at Smithsonian Institution
1 Only other set kept together! (THIS ONE)
2 have been broken apart and sold separately
The gold set consists of one large (64-mm, 192.5-gm) gold medal, eight medium (38-mm, 36.5-gm) gold medals, and one small (33.5-mm, 22.1-gm) medal, each struck in 14-kt gold. The very large gold medal and smallest medal were struck at the U.S. Mint, while the eight medium medals were struck by the Metal Arts Co. of Rochester, New York. The two medals produced by the U.S. Mint were designed by George Tsutakawa. It was believed that just four of these gold sets were produced, with one of the four reportedly held by the Smithsonian Institution. Based upon new information our consignor provided, we know that only four complete gold sets were indeed produced, for presentation only and not to be sold, according to a July 12, 1962, letter from Ms. Eva Adams, Mint director.
Also included is a matching silver set, identical in design and size to the gold medals. The small and medium silver medals are housed in a Whitman blue coin album, while the large gold medal is in a hard Capital plastic holder and the large silver is in a cardboard box.
Each of the eight medium gold medals have a common reverse design featuring the Century 21 Exposition logo and the inscription SEATTLE WORLD'S FAIR OFFICIAL MEDAL with the 1962 date.
Space Needle. Inscribed SPACE NEEDLE, WORLD'S LARGEST REVOLVING RESTAURANT 600 FEET IN THE SKY.
Monorail. Inscribed MONORAIL. THE WORLD'S FIRST HIGH-SPEED MASS TRANSIT MONORAIL.
Million Dollar Display. Inscribed 30 TONS OF SILVER DOLLARS PRESENTED BY BEHLEN OF COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA.
World of Science. Inscribed WORLD OF SCIENCE USE DEVELOPMENT SPACEARIUM METHODS & HORIZONS OF SCIENCE.
World of Century 21. Inscribed WORKING, LIVING, PLAYING, TRAVELING, LEARNING IN CENTURY 21.
World of Commerce and Industry. Inscribed WORLD OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY. THE GATEWAY TO TOMORROW'S LIVING PREVIEWED TODAY.
World of Entertainment. Inscribed THE MERRY GO ROUND OF FUN AND LAUGHTER PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE.
World of Art. Inscribed WORLD OF ART, MUSEUM MASTERPIECES, PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE SINCE 1950. NORTH-WEST COAST INDIAN ART.
Century 21 Expositions. 33.5 mm. The obverse and reverse are identical to the large 64-mm medal.
Silver matching set. The silver set is identical to the above medals except for the size and weight of the large silver medal, 64.0 mm, 156.4 gm. The size and weight of the medium medals are 40 mm, 30 gm. The small silver medal is 34 mm, 19.4 gm.