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Creator Role

merchant

Description

The Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address coins are a part of a larger fifty-coin set, The Lincoln Coins & Stamps 1909-1958. In this subset, five Lincoln Cents are displayed in a paper card mount. The dates include 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, and 1948. The subset also includes a November 19, 1948 commemorative stamp, which features an image of Lincoln with his head bowed and the closing words of the speech. The paper card mount's recto also contains biographical information about Gettysburg as well as a color illustration of Lincoln Delivering the Gettysburg Address. The biographical information continues on the card's verso along with excerpts from the Gettysburg Address. The paper mount is encased in a plastic sleeve that is enclosed in a coin holder binder.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

9 1/2 X 7 inches (mount)

Materials and Techniques Display

tin, copper, zinc, and paper

Inscription

recto: LINCOLN DELIVERS THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS / LINCOLN PENNIES ISSUED 1944-1948

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative coins--philately

Class

coins & medals

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

6993.8

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address (from the Lincoln Coins & Stamps 1909-1958 Collection)

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