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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 http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource IdentifierLIHO 6773
CONTENTdm file name10932151262003_6773.jpg
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