Medal: US Golden Gate Exposition  1939
Medal: US Golden Gate Exposition 1939

These are neat medals. They were issued as part of the World Fair exposition held in San Francisco to celebrate the city’s two newly built bridges, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Oakland Bay Bridge. Many different types of medals were produced and sold as souvenirs.

The one in our primary picture is especially nice. It comes from CoinKeeper562's blog GreentoGold, which is full of information (sometimes juicy information) about coins and coin collecting. CoinQuest thanks CoinKeeper for use of his image.

As far as we know, all these medals were issued in brass or some similar metal, never in precious silver or gold. Also, many thousands of medals were sold, so there is still an ample supply to satisfy collector interest today. Very rough, typical prices run like this:

worn: $5 US dollars
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $40

Coin: 14191 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: Cyndi, Fri, 12-Apr-2013 04:01:14 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 12-Apr-2013 15:28:17 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 29-Mar-2015 22:50:18 GMT
Requester description: 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition San Francisco, California 1939 San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge On San Francisco Bay 1939 Pic on front of the bridge with clouds & a plane above mountains behind the bridge & water/a boat below the bride on back, same on front instead of mountains its city buildings in the background & different angle/scale
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