Medalet promoting William Henry Harrison for president, 1840. Brass. DeWitt 1840-41. Holed for suspension. OBV: MAJ. GEN. W. H. HARRISON, BORN FEB 9 1773, enclosing military bust of Harrison. REV: Displayed eagle with banner in beak inscribed, TIPPECANOE.
Refers to Harrison's celebrated victory at the Battle of Tippecanoe (1811), where he defeated a coalition of Native American tribes under the Shawnee chief Tehcumseh. The name of the battle became Harrison's nickname, later shortened to Old Tip. We offer a choice specimen.