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Commemorative Coin, depicting Lincoln and slogans
Commemorative Coin, depicting Lincoln and slogans
Resource Typeimage
TitleCommemorative Coin, depicting Lincoln and slogans
Coverage / Year1860; Middle Victorian United States
DescriptionCopper coin showing Abraham Lincoln and slogans. Profile of Lincoln, beardless, facing right, inscriptions around rim. Back has laurel wreath around slogan & inscriptions along rim, on bottom is engraver's name. Obverse: "Abraham Lincoln Born Feb.12.1809" Reverse: "Republican Candidate 1860/No More/Slave/Territory" Diam 1 1/4" x D 1/16".
InterpretationCampaign "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 CreatorMerriam
SourceTransferred from Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Election; 1860; Victorian; Political memorabilia
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 6772
CONTENTdm file name6259151262003_6772.jpg
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