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Numismatic historIES

New York’s Crystal Palace & The H.B. West Tokens

New York’s Crystal Palace & The H.B. West Tokens

The brainchild of a German immigrant, New York’s Crystal Palace was built in the early 1850s as an exhibition hall. Inspired by London’s famous Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, entrepreneur and promoter Christian E. Detmold had a dream to erect a similar venue in the United States…