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Commemorative coin, Lincoln with railsplitter image
Commemorative coin, Lincoln with railsplitter image
Resource Typeimage
TitleCommemorative coin, Lincoln with railsplitter image
Coverage / Year1861 to 1900; Mid/Late Victorian USA
DescriptionCopper-coated medal of Abraham Lincoln with railsplitter image. Beardless Lincoln looks left with motto around rim "The President of the U.S. 1861" & "Copyright Secured" on bottom. Reverse has tall man splitting log in front of rail fence, with cabin & setting sun in background, "The Railsplitter of 1830" around rim. Diam. 1 1/2" x H 1/16".
InterpretationA common form of political "advertising" in the 1860 and 1864 campaigns.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; History of Money
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorS.P.
SourceTransferred from Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Coin; Commemorative; Political election; Coins; Money
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 6770
CONTENTdm file name73452151262003_6770.jpg
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