Medalet promoting William Henry Harrison for president, 1840. Brass or copper. DeWitt WHH 1840-25. Holed for suspension.
OBV: Military bust of Harrison to left; above, in a semicircle, MAJ. GEN. WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON; below, BORN FEB. 9, 1773. REV: Log cabin, flag flying right, cider barrel and mug at left; above, in a semicircle, THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE; below, THE HERO/ OF/ TIPPECANOE.
All the slogans and symbolism utilized by the first modern presidential campaign are found on this Harrison campaign medalet from 1840. Struck in both brass and copper on a larger planchet, it's an excellent value with no comparable early American political tokens available under $100. We offer a choice specimen.
Note: Natural patina may vary from example shown.