Emancipation Proclamation Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1148
Date: 
1871
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "BARBER"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Abraham Lincoln facing right with legend: "ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENT UNITED STATES." Reverse bears inscription within ornate border: "MARCH 4. 1861./TO/APRIL 15. 1865./EMANCIPATION/PROCLAIMED/JAN. 1. 1863."; in exergue: "MEDAL SERIES OF THE/U.S. MINT./J.POLLOCK 1871 DIRECTOR."
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Creative: Tronvig Group