Lincoln and Johnson: DeWitt #1
Lincoln and Johnson: DeWitt #1 'War for the Union' jugate medal

Lincoln and Johnson: DeWitt #1 "War for the Union" jugate medal

Price: $1,750.00
Medal promoting Abraham Lincoln for president and Andrew Johnson for vice president, 1864.
Catalog No: 20702
Availability: In Stock.
SIZE: 42 mm
GRADE: Choice/UNC

Medal promoting Abraham Lincoln for president and Andrew Johnson for vice president, 1864. White metal. DeWitt AL 1864-1. Struck by Key of Philadelphia.

OBV: Two small busts placed vis-a-vis in oval frames flanked by U.S. flags; the oval on left bears bust of Lincoln to right with inscription, LINCOLN, above; the oval on right bears bust of Johnson to left with inscription, JOHNSON, above. The ovals are surmounted by a displayed eagle with scroll in beak inscribed, FREEDOM TO ALL MEN. Below, a shield with radiating lines inscribed, WAR/ FOR THE/ UNION. Near lower left rim, W.H. KEY; near lower right rim, PHILA. REV: Inscription around, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES 1864, enclosing, FOR PRESIDENT/ ABRAHAM LINCOLN/ OF ILLINOIS/, ornament, FOR VICE PRESIDENT/ ANDREW JOHNSON/ OF TENNESSEE, in ropelike circle.

The first from Lincoln's historic reelection campaign, and the only jugate, cataloged by DeWitt, this gorgeous medal by William Key of Philadelphia is one of the most desirable and sought-after pieces of American political exonumia. High grade examples are becoming increasing scarce, and the present example ranks among the best we have seen in our 25 years specializing in Americana. Near uncirculated with bright, reflective surfaces and sharp detail in the devices, you would be hard pressed to surpass it. A must for the Lincoln or political token and medal collector.

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