Bronze (HK-289), NGC MS-64
3.5 cm (1-3/8”)
HISTORY: This “so-called dollar” was the official medal of the 1901 Pan American Exposition if Buffalo, NY. It was issued in silver (HK-287), copper (HK-288), and brass (HK-289). American sculptor George Thomas Brewster (1862–1943) was the designer. Brewster was a sculptor and a teacher, studying in Paris at École des Beaux Arts, and teaching at Cooper Union and the Arts Students League in New York City and Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.
OBVERSE: Heroic Indian figure with left arm raised amid wind-swept clouds, right foot resting on the back of a soaring eagle. Signature “G. T. BREWSTER” at bottom near left foot.
REVERSE: A relief map of the Western Hemisphere is shown, with the Expo logo monogram (“EPA”) to the right and “PAN * AMERIAN * EXPOSITION * BVFFALO * N * Y * V * S * A * MAY1 * NOV * 1 * MDCDI” vertically to the left.