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29 Nov 2018

A beautiful Lincoln’s Medal

Exonumia | Many

Recto depicts a right-facing bearded Lincoln with “LINCOLN” wrapped around upper rim, “1089/ 1865” to right of profile. “With malice toward none with charity for all” al left and right of neck and facsimile signature beneath. “Name of engraver (Anthony De Francisci) appears miniscule just below image.

Busy verso shows a crowd of just-freed nude slaves left to right across the center, some kneeling and others with arms upraised, with a large rising sun in background and a large pair of arms with broken chains. Around the upper portion of rim it reads: “A house Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand”, while below the crowd of slaves it reads “The Hall of Fame for/ Great Americans/ At/ New York University/ 1963”

Lincoln was among the first group admitted to the Hall of Fame in 1900. Medallic Art Company issued medals for 96 of the 98 inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Lincoln was the second issued.                         

Comments

Kepi

Level 6

Really beautiful Medal! Thanks for sharing it with us! ; )

Longstrider

Level 6

Beautiful medal. Didn't know De Francisci made this. Nice. Thanks.

"SUN"

Level 5

Beautiful medal.

Mokie

Level 6

Quite a nice piece you have there , Many. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Mike

Level 7

He has done some wonderful medals. Just like this. You have a real collectors she four beauty and class work. It must be nice to sit around and look at these cherish them. I also love the detail on his face remarkable thanks for sharing your wonderful set i do appreciate them. Mike

CoinLady

Level 6

I'm a Lincoln buff so I enjoyed this. Haven't seen this medal. By the designer of the Peace $1. What a beautiful item.

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

I really like this medal. The symbolism is pretty fantastic. It's a Lincoln piece so you can hardly go wrong.

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