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    Wells Fargo & Company Silver Medal in Original Box 1902. The Wells Fargo name survives forever in our history. This express and banking business was launched by Henry F. Wells and William G. Fargo in San Francisco, to serve Gold Rush California and the rest of the United States. Around 1880, there were over 570 Wells Fargo offices.

    This medal was struck privately for presentation March 18, 1902, given to each employee in the company's service for one year or more. Research fails to establish identities of designer or striking firm. Listed as HK-296 Silver size 25.

    Obverse:
    Upper, stage coach scene; on ribbon, across Wells Fargo & Company; below Pony Express scene, Indian shooting at rider.
    Reverse: Scene of ship, factory, train microscopic Wells Fargo and Company Express on baggage car, quill pens and keys; clenched upright hand below emitting sparks or rays; across center, on ribbon 1852 March 18th 1902, below Express and Banking; at bottom Fidelity.

    This medal has the original presentation box in dark maroon leatherette jeweler's box, approximately 2" x 2", blue velvet and satin lined. Inside lid gilded, "Wells Fargo & Company March 18th, 1852. March 18th, 1902".

    Condition:
    Extremely fine, with very nice rainbow toning


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