Obverse: Around top, DISCOVERY OF HUDSON RIVER BY HENRY HUDSON A·D·MDCIX; at lower left, THE AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY; at lower
right, HUDSON-FULTON CELEBRATION COMM:; in exergue, HALVE MAENE - Henry Hudson and sailors on the Halve Maen watch the hoisting of a heavy article from outside the ship; in lower right
corner, signed E·FUCHS.
Reverse: Below portrait, ROBERT FULTON / 1765 1815; in exergue, FIRST USE OF STEAM NAVIGATION / ON THE HUDSON RIVER / 1807 - Three seated female figures representing Steam Navigation, History, and Commerce; above is a portrait of Robert Fulton.
In the background are views of New York in 1807 and 1909; in lower right corner, signed E. FUCHS.