Vintage collectible souvenir silver colored spoon made especially for the Centennial Celebration of the Statue of Liberty made of nickel silver. (c. 1982) Very good condition with no damage to note. The bowl of the spoon is hand-engraved with, "...keep the torch lit" and the end of the spoon featured a copper colored Liberty head with LIBERTY 1886 - 1986. "Centennial Celebration" is engraved along the front handle of the spoon. The back of the spoon has the maker's mark.
In 1984, the Statue of Liberty was closed so that a $62 million renovation could be performed for the statue’s centennial. Workers erected scaffolding around the statue, obscuring it from public view until the rededication. Liberty Weekend was the celebration of the restoration and centenary of the Statue of Liberty in New York City, New York. It began on Thursday, July 3 and ended on Sunday, July 6, 1986.
This vintage nickel silver souvenir collectible demitasse spoon with Lady Liberty would be the perfect special silverware or flatware piece to use as a tea spoon, flavored coffee spoon, an espresso spoon, a cappuccino spoon and even as a hot chocolate spoon!
This souvenir collectible spoon measures 4.25" in length, weighs .3 ounces and is marked on the back of the spoon with S.L./E.I.Fdn, Inc., NICKEL SILVER and the date 1982.