Lovett Tokens & Medals

1860 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MEDALETS

 

Abraham Lincoln

DeWitt AL 1860-25, silver, 35mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-25, copper, 35mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-25, brass, 35mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-25, white metal, 35mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-25, silvered tin (89.86% tin, 9.92% silver, .11% nickel), 34.8mm

 

DeWitt AL 1860-32, silvered tin (96.69% tin, 1.43% silver, trace of lead, antimony, arsenic), 34mm

  DeWitt states that this piece was struck to commemorate the inaugural of Lincoln

 

DeWitt AL 1860-32, copper, 34mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-32, brass, 34mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-32, silver, 34mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-73, silver, 19mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-73, copper, 19mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-73, brass (65.63% copper, 34.37% zinc), 19.25mm


DeWitt AL 1860-73, copper nickel, 19mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-73, white metal, 19mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-74, silver, 19mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-74, copper, 19mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-74, brass, 19mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-74, copper nickel, 19mm

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DeWitt AL 1860-74, white metal, 19mm

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Stephen Douglas

DeWitt SD 1860-22, silver, 20mm

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DeWitt SD 1860-22, copper, 20mm

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DeWitt SD 1860-22, brass, 20mm

 

DeWitt SD 1860-22, nickel, 20mm

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DeWitt SD 1860-22, white metal, 20mm


DeWitt SD 1860-23, silver, 20mm

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DeWitt SD 1860-23, nickel, 20mm

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DeWitt SD 1860-23, copper-nickel?, 19.3mm

The only differences in the 1860-22 and 1860-23 dies are the addition of "Little Giant" on the obverse and 6 small stars on the reverse. DeWitt listed silver and nickel varities but the one above certainly seems to be copper nickel and not the silver/gray color that would indicate nickel.


DeWitt SD 1860-24, copper-nickel, 19.3mm

 

1864 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MEDALETS

 

Abraham Lincoln

DeWitt AL 1864-4, silver, 34mm

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DeWitt AL 1864-4, bronzed white metal, 34mm

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DeWitt AL 1864-4, white metal, 34mm

 

DeWitt AL 1864-7, white metal, 31mm

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DeWitt AL 1864-8, white metal, 31mm

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DeWitt AL 1864-8, bronzed white metal, 31mm

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DeWitt AL 1864-8, brass31mm

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DeWitt AL 1864-12, silver, 31mm

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DeWitt AL 1864-12, copper, 31mm

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DeWitt AL 1864-12, brass, 31mm

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DeWitt AL 1864-12, nickel, 31mm

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DeWitt AL 1864-12, white metal, 31mm

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DeWitt unlisted, white metal, 30.95mm

      George H. appears to have recycled the obverse from an 1864 campaign medalet to produce this piece for Lincoln's death. This combination is not listed in DeWitt.

 

George B. McClellan

DeWitt GMcC 1864-2, silver, 33.9mm

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     Neither Julian or Sullivan list this piece in silver but there is a silver example in the collection of the American Numismatic Society. Are there any others?

DeWitt GMcC 1864-2, bronze, 34.2mm

 

DeWitt GMcC 1864-2, brass (unlisted), 35mm

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DeWitt GMcC 1864-2, white metal, 35mm

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DeWitt GMcC 1864-2 obverse die trial, lead, 34.2mm

 

     Identified as a U.S. Mint medal, PE-19, by Julian this thick planchett, high relief medal is a wonderful example of George H. Lovett's skill as an engraver. The Latin phrase on the reverse translates as "Neither to seek nor to spurn honor."  Mark Cramer, a collector of Robert Jr. works, has proposed that this is not the work of George H. but his brother Robert Jr. He cites the style of "LOVETT" on the truncation and the similarity of the bust to other Robert Jr works as evidence of this. I think there is some merit to this argument.

 

      DeWitt list a white metal example with beveled glass mounted to the obverse as GMcC 1864-3. I have not seen any examples of this variety.

 

DeWitt GMcC 1864-8, silver, 33.8mm

 

DeWitt GMcC 1864-8, copper, 34mm

 

DeWitt GMcC 1864-8, brass, 34mm

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DeWitt GMcC 1864-8, white metal, 34mm

 

DeWitt GMcC 1864-8, silver plated tin (93.53% tin, 4.98% silver), 34mm

 

        The preceeding obverse is found with the following three reverses; Sullivan gives no indication as to the metals these were struck in. He calls these soldier identification discs and they are listed in Maier and Stahl's "Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil War" as McClellan 1I, 1J, and 1K. They list brass and white metal for 8(A), white metal only for the other two. In their survey of engraved discs they do not list any of these so they may have been something George H. attempted to sell to soldiers but was not successful.

DeWitt GMcC 1864-8(A), copper, 34mm

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DeWitt GMcC 1864-8(A), brass?, 34mm

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DeWitt GMcC 1864-8(A), white metal, 34.12mm

 

DeWitt GMcC 1864-8(B), white metal, 34mm

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DeWitt GMcC 1864-8(C), white metal, 34mm

 

DeWitt GMcC 1864-14, white metal, 31mm

 

DeWitt GMcC 1864-20, copper, 31mm

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DeWitt GMcC 1864-20, nickle, 31mm

 

DeWitt GMcC 1864-20, brass, 31mm

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DeWitt GMcC 1864-20, white metal, 31mm

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