Medal promoting Abraham Lincoln for president, 1860. White metal. DeWitt AL 1860-10.
OBV: Large bust of Lincoln to right with the inscription, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, above, and the date, 1860, below. REV: Scene depicting Lincoln with a helper splitting rails, at right the sun is rising above a log cabin and an unfinished rail fence, at left, is the White House; above, the inscription, PROGRESS; below, the date, 1830.
DeWitt remarks: "This piece was produced by the Childs Company of Chicago...early in the campaign, probably right after the Republican Convention in Chicago." The bust is after an 1857 photograph by Hesler, also of Chicago.
Choice example of this scarce, large Lincoln "Rail Splitter" campaign medal, difficult to find in higher grades.