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Commemorative Coin, depicting Lincoln as railsplitter and friend
Commemorative Coin, depicting Lincoln as railsplitter and friend
Resource Typeimage
TitleCommemorative Coin, depicting Lincoln as railsplitter and friend
Coverage / Year1860; Middle Victorian United States
DescriptionCopper coin with Lincoln, railsplitter and friend. One of first coins struck during campaign. Beardless Lincoln facing right, inscription & decorative border along edge. Back: tall man wields mallet while other holds wedge into trunk of tree, log cabin in background. Obverse: "Hon. Abraham Lincoln, 1860" & engraver's name under shoulder. Reverse: "The Railsplitter of the West" Diam 1" x H 1/16".
InterpretationCampaign coin similar to LIHO 6771 & 6772. Campaign "advertisement" for the 1860 presidential election. Typical for the 19th century. Coins would frequently carry different slogans for different states/regions, to appeal to different groups.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; History of Money
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorEllis
SourceTransferred from Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Coin; Commemorative; Memorabilia; Election; 1860
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLIHO 6773
CONTENTdm file name10932151262003_6773.jpg
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