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Des Moines, Iowa Owney tag

Description:

The back side of this medal has an image of a building identified as the Iowa State Capital and seems to indicate the building’s price tag, $3,000,000.00. The front side of the medal has the image of a bearded man with the notations “Des Moines” and "September 2-3-4-5 1890.” There is no available information to indicate who presented this tag to Owney.

Date:
September 2-5, 1890
Markings:
literal: IOWA STATE __PITOL / COSTS 3,000,000.00 (on front) figurative: picture of capital building (on front) literal: DE_ MOINES / SEPT 2-3-4-5 1890 (on back)
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 3/8 in. (3.49 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.177
Place:
Iowa
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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