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The commemorative medal honors Abraham Lincoln's survey of Petersburg, Illinois, which took place in 1836. On the medal's obverse, a quarter-right profile portrait of Lincoln is depicted. On the reverse, a scene from the survey's starting point is pictured, which includes a hilly terrain, a land survey tool (much like a Jacob's staff), tree, and flag.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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1 1/2 inches (diameter)
obverse: 1970 reverse: BEGINNING POINT A. LINCOLN SURVEY / ELEVATION / 523,608 ft. / LONGITUDE 89° / 50 MIN. / 57 SEC. / LATITUDE / 40° / 0 MIN. / 35 SEC. / PETERSBURG ILLINOIS 1836
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Menard County (Ill.)
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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