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E-Auction 39 Lot 227

UNITED STATES. Abraham Lincoln Centennial. 1909. Copper medal. 7.28 gm. 25 mm. (Weight includes a red, white, and blue ribbon). Loop at top. Bearded bust of Lincoln facing right; CENTENNIAL OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN MCMIX around; designer's name on truncation, B L PRATT / An eagle with outstretched wings holding an olive branch in his talons; GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH in six lines; at bottom, a fasces. King 389. Uncirculated; cardboard holder somewhat worn (but it protected the medal well); glossy brown patina.

In a custom made holder from 1909, gold embossed 1809-1909 at top, Lincoln Medal at bottom; a tag on the back notes "Official Medal Issued by the City of New York under authority of George W. McCLellen, Mayor. Feb. 12, 1909. (Medal designed by Bela Lyon Pratt)"

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