Miscellaneous Political Medalets


Miscellaneous Political Medalets


1852 Winfield Scott Medalets

DeWitt WS 1852-14, silver, 26mm
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DeWitt WS 1852-14, copper, 26mm
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DeWitt WS 1852-14, brass, 26mm
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DeWitt WS 1852-14, white metal, 26mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)


1862 Union League Medalets

DeWitt U 1862-4, white metal, 31.15mm
     
     The first Union League, of Philadelphia, was organized on December 27th, 1862 at the home of Dr. J. Forsythe Meigs. This, and other Union Leagues that followed, were patriotic societies dedicated to supporting Abraham Lincoln and his efforts to suppress the rebellion by the Confederate States. There was a Union League in Lancaster, it's first president being Dr. Frederick A. Muhlenberg.
     The Society is still in existence in Philadelphia, with membership being very exclusive - serving more as a country club than a political organization.
Union League House, Broad Street, Philadelphia
Constructed 1865

DeWitt U 1862-5, copper, 31mm
(image courtesy of Steve Hayden)

DeWitt U 1862-5, white metal, 31mm
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     The preceding two medalets are mulings of the Union League die with the Penn's Treaty die from his Historical Series.

Union League / City Hall Mule, copper, 31mm
     
     This a muling of Robert's die with his brother's, George H., die for a Sage Historical medal. This combintion is not listed in Sullivan but Bowers has an extensive description of this piece in his "American Numismatics Before The Civil War". He calls it very rare.
      The pair of dies for this were in a Thomas Elder sale in 1909. Elder did use some of George H's dies to restrike pieces so this muling may have been done by him and not one of the Lovett's.

Union League / City Hall Mule, gilt overstruck on a U.S Centennial
medal H-K 22, 31mm
     This is such a fascinating piece! Someone (George H.? Thomas Elder?) obtained a gilt example of a Centennial medal, cut it down to 31mm, then used it as the planchet to strike this muling. The undertype can clearly be seen through the restrike design. Bowers did not seem to be aware of this piece as it is not listed in his "American Numismatics Before The Civil War". Very likely unique.


1866 Congressional Election

DeWitt AJOHN 1866-1, silver, 33mm
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 (DeWitt does not mention silver examples but an example
described as silver was in the Ford collection)

DeWitt AJOHN 1866-1, copper, 33mm
(image courtesy of Heritage)

DeWitt AJOHN 1866-1, white metal, 32.4mm

DeWitt AJOHN 1866-1(A), white metal, 33mm

DeWitt AJOHN 1866-2, white metal, 33mm
(obverse as above, reverse Lovett's "Pro Patria" die)
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DeWitt AJOHN 1866-3, copper, 32mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

DeWitt AJOHN 1866-3, brass, 32mm
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DeWitt AJOHN 1866-3, white metal, 32mm
(image courtesy of Heritage)
 
1868 Grant / Colfax Campaign Medalets

DeWitt USG 1868-14, silver, 32mm
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DeWitt USG 1868-14, copper, 32mm
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DeWitt USG 1868-14, brass, 32mm
(image courtesy of Dave Marcinkus)

DeWitt USG 1868-14, white metal, 31.3mm

This piece is not attributed to Robert Jr. by Sullivan but the obverse is found muled with the Dickeson's Coin & Medal Safe die that is attributed to him.


1872 U.S. Grant Campaign Medalets

DeWitt USG 1872-3, silver, 32mm
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DeWitt USG 1872-3, copper, 31.3mm


DeWitt USG 1872-3, brass, 32mm
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DeWitt USG 1872-3, white metal, 32mm
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DeWitt USG 1872-3(A)
(composite image)
Sullivan does not mention what metals these are found in.

Non-contemporary W.H. Harrison Political medalet

Although very similar to the medalets created for Harrison's 1840
campaign these were probably struck sometime in the early 1860's.

 DeWitt WHH-G, silver, 35mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

DeWitt WHH-G, copper, 35mm
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DeWitt WHH-G, brass, 35mm
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DeWitt WHH-G, copper nickel, 35mm
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DeWitt WHH-G, white metal, 35mm

DeWitt WHH 1840-99, white metal, enamel and glass
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)
This sulfide piece appears to have been made from Robert Jr's dies.

Both dies were muled with the two dies of the Unity of Government
medal (GW-432) as well as Robert Jr's Sabbath School Jubilee die.
And the Sunday School Jubilee die was muled with the Liberty and
Independence die but are not found in either DeWitt, Musante, or Baker.

DeWitt WHH-G (1), silver, 34mm
(image courtesy of Mark Cramer)

DeWitt WHH-G (1), copper, 34mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

DeWitt WHH-G (1), brass, 34mm
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DeWitt WHH-G (1), copper nickel, 34mm

DeWitt WHH-G (1), white metal, 34mm
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DeWitt WHH-G (2), silver, 34mm

 DeWitt WHH-G (2), copper, 34mm

DeWitt WHH-G (2), brass, 34mm

DeWitt WHH-G (2), copper nickel, 34mm
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DeWitt WHH-G (2), white metal, 34mm

DeWitt WHH-G (3), silver, 34mm

DeWitt WHH-G (3), copper, 34mm


DeWitt WHH-G (3), brass, 34mm
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DeWitt WHH-G (3), copper nickel, 34mm
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DeWitt WHH-G (3), white metal, 34mm
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DeWitt WHH-G (4), obverse as above, blank reverse, found in
silver, copper, brass, copper nickel, and white metal, 34mm

DeWitt WHH-G (5), silver, 34mm


DeWitt WHH-G (5), copper, 34mm
(image courtesy of Mark Cramer)

DeWitt WHH-G (5), brass, 34mm
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DeWitt WHH-G (5), copper nickel 34mm
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   DeWitt WHH-G (5), white metal, 34mm

DeWitt WHH-G (6), obverse as WHH-G reverse, reverse as GW-432 reverse,
found in silver, copper, brass, copper nickel, white metal

DeWitt WHH-G (7), silver, 34mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

DeWitt WHH-G (7), copper, 34mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

DeWitt WHH-G (7), brass, 34mm
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DeWitt WHH-G (7), copper nickel, 34mm
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DeWitt WHH-G (7), white metal, 34mm
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DeWitt WHH-G (8), obverse as above, blank reverse, found in
silver, copper, brass, copper nickel, white metal, 34mm

Sabbath School Jubilee / Liberty and Independence mule, silver, 34mm
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Sabbath School Jubilee / Liberty and Independence mule, copper, 34mm

Sabbath School Jubilee / Liberty and Independence mule, brass, 34mm
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Sabbath School Jubilee / Liberty and Independence mule, copper nickel, 34mm
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Sabbath School Jubilee / Liberty and Independence mule, white metal, 34mm