First Official Canal Transit
August 15, 1914
The S.S. Ancon in Culebra Cut. Aboard this vessel were 50,000 bronze commemorative medals.
Front of commemorative medal serial number 10076.
I have blown these images up large enough so that you can read the embossing. The actual medal is about the size of a fifty cent piece. This medal was one of the 50,000 medals aboard the S.S. Ancon on that historic transit in the Panama Canal.
Images not to scale.
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Images are the property of William P. McLaughlin