Abraham Lincoln: Large
Abraham Lincoln: Large 'Rail Splitter of 1830' medal (AL 1860-3)

Abraham Lincoln: Large "Rail Splitter of 1830" medal (AL 1860-3)

Price: $750.00
Medal celebrating President Abraham Lincoln, 1861.
Catalog No: 20056
Availability: In Stock.
SIZE: 41 mm
GRADE: Choice/XF

Medal celebrating President Abraham Lincoln, 1861. White metal. DeWitt AL 1860-3. OBV: Nude bust of Lincoln to left with SP (engraver) on truncation and CHILDS CHICAGO, below; around, THE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. 1861; COPYRIGHT SECURED, on lower rim. REV: Representation of Lincoln splitting logs, a rail fence in background and a farmhouse and rising sun on horizon; above, in a semicircle, THE RAIL SPLITTER OF 1830. Minor rim nicks, scratches, and a crescent-shaped indentation in obverse field to left of Lincoln.

One of the iconic Lincoln medals, struck for his first inauguration (AL 1860-2) and again for the numismatic market (with a new reverse die correcting a die break) early in Lincoln's presidency. The number to have appeared on the market this century would be a single digit. The present example compares favorably with the DeWitt plate example, which sold in 2022 for $1,312.50 (Heritage Auctions, Inaugural J. Doyle Dewitt Collection of Americana & Political Signature Auction, Lot 43274). A centerpiece of any political exonumia or Lincolniana collection.

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