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South Carolina. 1851 The South Carolina Institute. Silver. 48 mm. 704.5 grains.

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South Carolina. 1851 The South Carolina Institute. Silver. 48 mm. 704.5 grains.
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South Carolina. 1851 The South Carolina Institute. Silver. 48 mm. 704.5 grains. Awarded: G.S. Hacker. Choice, Essentially as Struck. Obv: inner circle with mechanical loom at center, plow, anvil, and fauna around, DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRY arcs outside top of circle, A NATIONS PROSPERITY curves below, tiny W. KEENAN below motif, beaded border against high, squared rim. Rev: wreath of palmetto fronds and oak leaves, bow at bottom, THE SOUTH CAROLINA INSTITUTE arcing from 8 to 4 o’clock within the wreath, TO / G.S. HACKER / FOR PATENT BOX & / JAW FOR / RAILROAD CARS / 1851 engraved at the center in fancy period script. This attractively toned medal is steel-gray throughout with bursts of blue and gold that scintillate in a bright light source; the same light reveals some reflectivity in the fields. Sharply struck and free of rub on the high points, though this specimen exhibits some minor marks here and there under low magnification; it was no doubt passed bout by proud family members at some point in time. Absolutely choice in hand.
The South Carolina Institute’s Constitution was adopted in January, 1849, and the Institute was incorporated in 1850 “for the promotion and encouragement of the arts, agriculture, ingenuity, mechanics, manufactures, and a general development of industry.” History buffs will know that the Institute served as Secession Hall, where South Carolina signed its ordinances of secession in late 1860 and began the inexorable march toward the Civil War.