Medalet memorializing President James A. Garfield, 1881. White metal.
Obv: Bust left of Garfield to left, inscription above, JAMES A. GARFIELD/ THE NATION’S; below, CHOICE/ FOR PRESIDENT, 1880 (same as DeWitt JG 1880-7). Rev: Closed ivy wreath enclosing the date of Garfield's assassination, inscription above, “FOR HIM THE CIVIC WREATH”; below, “DANGER/ THAT FOUND HIM/ FAITHFUL,/ CROWNS HIM/ GREAT."
Muled with the obverse of an 1880 campaign issue, this medalet was struck after Garfield's assassination on July 2, but prior to his death on Sep. 19.
Bright, high grade example.