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Blackpool Pier Obverse
Blackpool Pier Reverse
Blackpool's First Pier Opened in 1863
White Metal Medallion Struck to Publicise the Opening

Obverse
The obverse or main side shows the newly built Blackpool pier, now know as North pier, from a viewpoint near the cliffs to the North of the pier. There are two sailing boats on the sea. The scene is enclosed within an attractive scroll border with a sea shell motif above.
The inscription reads:
BLACKPOOL PIER
1863

Reverse
The reverse side of the medallion carries the following information:
THE FIRST PILE WAS
SCREWED
JUNE 21ST 1862
OPENED
TO THE PUBLIC
MAY 21ST 1863
LENGTH 1350 FEET : BREADTH 21 FEET

This medallion is struck in white metal and is 31mm in diameter.

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