Obv: Liberty placing wreath of heads of Industry and Art with date of 1876 below. Legend IN COMMEMORATION OF THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. ACT OF CONGRESS JUNE 1874. Rev: Rising Liberty with unsheathed sword beneath thirteen stars in a glory. Date 1776 in exergue. Legend around THESE UNITED COLONIES ARE, AND OF RIGHT OUGHT TO BE, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES.
The complex design motifs of this large medal are fully struck, and the green-gold surfaces are pleasingly clean and smooth. Housed in the original purple box of issue, which has lost its clasp. The box is in Fine condition.