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Abraham Lincoln Medal

Abraham Lincoln Medal
Title
Abraham Lincoln Medal
Date 
1864
Medium 
White metal
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/8 in. ( 2.8 cm )
Description 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Washington, facing right, issuing from star-studded clouds, flanked by two American flags on either side, rays of light above; surrounding legend: "THE UNION MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED." Obverse shows clothed bust of Lincoln facing left with legend: "ABRAHAM LINCOLN/PREST. OF THE U.S./1864."
Object Number 
INV.3757
Marks 
Inscription: below bust truncation, at right: "W.H.KEY"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group