Reverse side features the Commonwealth statue, an allegorical female figure.
The statue Commonwealth, designed by New York sculptor Roland Hinton Perry, is a
bronze-gilded 14 feet 6 inch high female form that has topped Pennsylvania’s state
capitol dome in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania since May 25, 1905. Her right arm extends
in kindness and her left arm grasps a ribbon mace to symbolize justice. The image
of the keystone honors the states nickname, The Keystone State. At a Jefferson Republican
victory rally in October 1802, Pennsylvania was toasted as the keystone in the federal