Political Figures Series



ROBERT LOVETT JR. POLITICAL FIGURES SERIES
Sometime in the 1860's Robert Lovett Jr. produced a series of medalets featuring four well known American political figures - George Washington, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and William Henry Harrison. DeWitt states the following number of sets were struck in proof: silver 10, copper 25, brass 25, white metal 25. The obverse dies were muled with each other as well as being found muled with various dies of George H. Lovett's. The Clay, Jackson, and Harrison Medalets are listed in the non-contemporary section of DeWitt; the Washington piece is listed as B158 in Baker but is attributed to Bale and Smith because of a similarity to the Atwood Hotel token. Because of the pairing of the Washington equestrian die with the others in the series I think there is no doubt it was struck by Robert Lovett Jr. as part of this series.

Henry Clay Medalets

DeWitt HC-A, silver, 28mm

DeWitt HC-A, brass, 28mm
DeWitt HC-A, copper, 28mm

DeWitt HC-A, white metal, 28mm


William Henry Harrison Medalets

DeWitt WHH-K, silver, 27.7mm

DeWitt WHH-K, brass, 28mm

DeWitt WHH-K, copper, 28mm

DeWitt WHH-K, white metal, 27.8mm
 

Equestrian Washington Medalets

Baker 158, silver, 28mm
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Baker 158B, brass, 27.7mm

Baker 158A, copper, 28mm
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Baker 158C, white metal, 28mm

Equestrian Jackson Medalets

DeWitt AJACK-H, silver, 28mm
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DeWitt AJACK-H, brass, 28mm

DeWitt AJACK-H, copper, 28mm

DeWitt AJACK-H, white metal, 28mm

   DeWitt list a lead version of the Jackson medal but says nothing about the number struck; I have no record of this piece. Could it have been a trial piece?

Various Mules
The obverses of the four medalets were combined with each other to produce these mules. DeWitt states that 5 proof sets were struck in each metal (silver, copper, brass, and white metal). And George H. used these obverse dies, as well as the Washington Equestrian reverse die, in combination with the second obverse die from his Headquarters Series to produce 5 in each metal also

Clay/Jackson Mules

DeWitt HC-A(1), silver, 28mm
(image courtesy Stacks Bowers)

DeWitt HC-A(1), copper, 28mm
(image courtesy of Mark Cramer)

DeWitt HC-A(1), brass, 27.75mm

DeWitt HC-A(1), white metal, 28mm


Clay/Harrison Mules

DeWitt HC-A(2), silver, 28mm

DeWitt HC-A(2), copper, 28mm

DeWitt HC-A(2), brass, 28mm

DeWitt HC-A(2), white metal, 27.8mm


Clay/ Washington Mules

DeWitt HC-A(3), silver, 28mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

DeWitt HC-A(3), copper, 28mm
(image courtesy Mark Cramer)

DeWitt HC-A(3), brass, 27.8mm

DeWitt HC-A(3), white metal, 28mm

Jackson/Harrison Mules

DeWitt AJACK-H(2), silver, 28mm
(image courtesy Stacks Bowers)

DeWitt AJACK-H(2), copper, 28mm

DeWitt AJACK-H(2), brass, 28mm

DeWitt AJACK-H(2), white metal, 28mm

Jackson/Washington Mules

DeWitt AJACK-H(3), silver, 28mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)
 
DeWitt AJACK-H(3), copper, 28mm

DeWitt AJACK-H(3), brass, 28mm
(image courtesy of Mark Cramer)

DeWitt AJACK-H(3), white metal, 28mm

Harrison/Washington Mules

DeWitt WHH-K(3), silver, 28mm
(image courtesy Stacks Bowers)

DeWitt WHH-K(3), copper, 28mm

DeWitt WHH-K(3), brass, 28mm
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DeWitt WHH-K(3), white metal, 28mm
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Clay / Washington Headquarters 2nd obverse mules

DeWitt HC-A(4), GW-555, silver, 28mm
(image courtesy Stacks Bowers)

DeWitt HC-A(4), GW-555, copper, 28mm
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DeWitt HC-A(4), GW-555, brass, 28mm
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DeWitt HC-A(4), GW-555, white metal, 28mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)


Harrison / Washington Headquarters 2nd obverse mules

DeWitt WHH-K(4), GW-554, silver, 28mm
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DeWitt WHH-K(4), GW-554, copper, 28mm
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DeWitt WHH-K(4), GW-554, brass, 28mm
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DeWitt WHH-K(4), GW-554, white metal, 28mm


Equestrian Washington obverse / Washington Headquarters 2nd obverse mules

 GW-551, Baker 158N, silver, 28mm
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GW-551, Baker 158M, copper, 28mm
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GW unlisted, Baker unlisted, brass, 28mm
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GW unlisted, Baker unlisted, white metal, 28mm
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Neither Musante nor Rulau/Fuld list the brass or white metal versions, and
there is no mention of these in Sullivan as they are not campaign pieces,
but I would assume these were also struck as part of this series.

Equestrian Washington reverse / Washington Headquarters 2nd obverse mules

GW-552, Baker 159, silver, 28mm
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GW-552, Baker 159A, copper, 28mm
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GW-552, Baker 159B, brass, 28mm
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GW-552, Baker 159C, white metal, 28mm
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Equestrian Jackson / Washington Headquarters 2nd obverse mules
DeWitt AJACK-H(4), GW-553, silver, 28mm
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DeWitt AJACK-H(4), GW-553, copper, 28mm
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DeWitt AJACK-H(4), GW-553, brass, 28mm
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DeWitt AJACK-H(4), GW-553, white metal, 28mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)