Medalet promoting John Fremont for president, 1856. Gilt brass. DeWitt JF 1856-14. Holed for suspension. OBV: Bust of Fremont with head turned to left; inscription to left, J.C. FREMONT./ BORN.; to right, JAN.21./ 1813. REV: Eagle with wings displayed, perched on globe of the world, encircled by inscription, OUR COUNTRY, and thirteen stars.
DeWitt notes that this medalet was deliberately made to resemble a U.S. $5 gold coin. Bright, high grade specimen.