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The medal's obverse design features a seated portrait of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. His hat rests on a table at his proper left side. Behind him, images of the White House and United States Capitol are pictured. On the reverse, Confederate and United States flags are pictured intersecting at the top of the medal. Several rifles appear behind the flags, and the image of an eagle is placed at the center of the intersection. At the medal's bottom, a decorative border lines the edge.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/8 inches (diameter)
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obverse: LINCOLN'S ELECTION / NOV., 1860 / AJB reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / "A house divided against / itself cannot stand. / I believe this government / cannot endure permanently / half slave and half free." / A. Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
coins & medals
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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