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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 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 6770
CONTENTdm file name73452151262003_6770.jpg
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