1860 - 1864 Political Medalets

1860 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MEDALETS


Abraham Lincoln

DeWitt AL 1860-33, silver, 31mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-33, copper, 31mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-33, brass, 31mm

DeWitt AL 1860-51, silver, 27mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-51, copper, 27mm

DeWitt AL 1860-51, brass, 27mm

DeWitt AL 1860-51, nickel, 27mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-51, white metal, 27mm

DeWitt AL 1860-51, copper nickel, 27mm
(image courtesy of Mark Cramer)
DeWitt states that these were struck in silver, copper, brass, white
metal, and nickel. The corn wreath on the reverse appears to be
the same one that Robert Jr. used on his storecard, PA 353.  The
"Protection To American Industry" and "The Constitution and Union" dies are   
also found on two 1872 campaign medalets with an obverse by Key.

DeWitt USG 1872-5, white metal, 27mm

DeWitt USG 1872-5 variant, white metal, 27mm
(image courtesy of Steve Hayden)
 
DeWitt AL 1860-51B, copper, 27mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-51B, brass, 27mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-51B, white metal, 27.9mm
Although the AL 1860-51 is listed in five metals I have only seen the 51B in the 3 metals above and Sullivan does not mention which metals they were struck in. AL 1860-51A has a Key storecard reverse and this reverse may also be a Key product

DeWitt AL 1860-52, silver, 27mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-52, copper, 27mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-52, brass, 27mm

DeWitt AL 1860-52, nickel, 27mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-52, white metal, 27mm
(image courtesy of Mark Cramer)

DeWitt AL 1860-52, silvered brass, 27mm
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 DeWitt AL 1860-52, silvered white metal, 27mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)


DeWitt AL 1860-53, copper, 27mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-53, brass, 27mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-53, white metal, 27mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-54, copper, 27mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-54, brass, 27mm
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DeWitt AL 1860-54, white metal, 27mm
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Stephen Douglas

DeWitt SD 1860-8, copper, 32mm
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DeWitt SD 1860-8, brass, 31mm

DeWitt SD 1860-8, copper-nickel, 32mm
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DeWitt SD 1860-9, silver, 28mm

DeWitt SD 1860-9, copper, 28mm

DeWitt SD 1860-9, brass, 28mm

DeWitt SD 1860-9, copper-nickel, 28mm
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DeWitt SD 1860-9, white metal, 28mm
(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)


John Bell

DeWitt JB 1860-7, silver, 28mm

DeWitt JB 1860-7, copper, 27.7mm

DeWitt JB 1860-7, brass, 27.7mm

DeWitt JB 1860-7, brass, 27.7mm, uniface strike

DeWitt JB 1860-7, nickel, 28mm
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DeWitt JB 1860-7, white metal, 28mm
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1864 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MEDALETS


Abraham Lincoln

DeWitt AL 1864-67, copper, 19mm

DeWitt AL 1864-67, brass, 19mm
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Original obverse die for AL 1864-67

 

George B. McClellan

DeWitt GMcC 1864-9, copper, 34.32mm

DeWitt GMcC 1864-9, white metal, 34mm

DeWitt GMcC 1864-9, lead, 34.34mm

DeWitt GMcC 1864-9, silvered lead?, 34.34mm
      The piece above weighs 26.44g with a thickness of 3.6 mm compared to the lead example at 22.03g and 3.14mm so without testing I am assuming it is lead with silvering. It also has the same 'sound' as lead.

 DeWitt GMcC 1864-37, copper, 19.3mm

DeWitt GMcC 1864-37(A), copper, 19mm
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(reverse of AL 1864-37) 

DeWitt GMcC 1864-87, white metal, 50mm
(image courtesy of Mark Cramer)

DeWitt GMcC 1864-87, bronze?, 50mm
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     Sullivan only list the white metal variety in his "American Political Badges and Medalets" but this example in the collection of the Cornell University Library appears to be bronze - possibly bronzed white metal?

McClellan Die Trial, lead, 43 - 44mm
     A fascinating piece from the Ford Collection. There is a small "LOVETT PHIL" to the lower right of the bust which identifies it as the work of Robert Jr. Although the bust is similar to GMcC 1864-67 above there are differences in the details. I have never seen a medal for McClellan with the Roman garb so I assume this was a discarded experiment.