Medal promoting Ulysses Grant for president, 1868. Copper. DeWitt USG 1868-2.
OBV: Bust of Grant in uniform to left; inscription around left, GENERAL; right, U.S. GRANT; below, (1868) HUGUES BOVY FECIT GENEVE (SUISSE). REV: Inscription around, I INTEND TO FIGHT IT OUT ON THIS LINE IF IT TAKES ALL SUMMER., rosette, enclosing PATIENT OF TOIL,/ SERENE AMIDST ALARMS,/ INFLEXIBLE IN FAITH,/ INVINCIBLE IN ARMS.
DeWitt remarks: "The dies were cut by Hugues Bovy of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1868 for the Swiss Republican Club."
Choice specimen of this large, impressive table medal. Typically used as paperweights, most show light wear and abrasions to varying degrees. This example is about as nice as they come, with a rich natural patina.