Commemorative Medal, Oceans United by Railway, issued by the United States of America in 1869. Part of the Medal Series of the US Mint this medal was issued to commemorate the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the 'Pacific Railroad' and later as the 'Overland Route') in the United States of America in 1869.

Obverse Description

Bare head of Grant facing right; around, 'PRESIDENT OF US GRANT'; in exergue, 'THE OCEANS UNITED / BY RAILWAY / MAY 10, 1869'.

Reverse Description

A train emerging from mountains onto the plains with ocean at right; above on ribbon, EVERY MOUNTAIN SHALL BE MADE LOW; in exergue, MEDAL SERIES OF THE / US MINT / J. POLLOCK DIRECTOR; in small lettering below exergue line, the artist's name, W BARBER F.

Edge Description

The edge is plain

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