James A.Garfield Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3852
Date: 
1881
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/8 in. ( 2.8 cm )
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of Garfield facing left with legend: "JAMES A. GARFIELD/THE NATION'S/CHOICE/FOR PRESIDENT, 1880." Reverse contains inscription at center: "JULY 2ND 1881 [within laurel wreath]/'DANGER/THAT FOUND HIM/FAITHFUL,/CROWNS HIM/GREAT' "; legend above: " 'FOR HIM THE CIVIC WREATH." Hole punched at center top.
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Creative: Tronvig Group