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The medal's obverse features a design after Lloyd Ostendorf's original artwork that depicts Lincoln accepting the Republican nomination for President of the United States. On the reverse, a short excerpt from his letter of acceptance to George Ashmun, President of the 1860 Republican National Convention, appears. A laurel wreath borders the lower half of the medal. The medal is mounted in a leather slipcase album, which is Volume II of a two-volume set. (Volume I is a short work entitled Abraham Lincoln: An Autobiographical Narrative, written and edited by Ralph Geoffrey Newman.)
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 1/2 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
.999 fine silver
obverse: THE LIFE OF LINCOLN / Nomination for President reverse: Nomination for President / "I accept the nomination / tendered me by the convention... / The declaration of / principals [sic] and sentiments... / meets my approval; and it shall be my care not to / violate, or disregard it..."
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Medals; Presidents--United States--Election--1860
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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