Lovett Tokens & Medals

 MISCELLANEOUS HISTORIC FIGURES

 

Elisha Kent Kane Medal

Bronze, 50mm

 

Silver plated, 50mm

 

Henry Clay Memorial Medal

Satterlee 126, white metal, 42mm

The obverse die is the work of Francis N. Mitchell and with the

original reverse is listed as HC 1844-4 in Sullivan's "American

Political Badges and Medalets". The note with this entry reads

"It (the obverse) was used later with a reverse cut by

George H. Lovett commemorating Clay's death".

 

Silver, 43.4mm

Possibly unique


Schiller Birth Anniversary Medal

Storer 1347, copper, 42mm


Storer 1347, white metal, 42mm

IMAGE NEEDED

 

Elizabeth Arnold Jewett Memorial Medal

Bronze, 40mm

          Who was Elizabeth and why did George H. create a medal to

     commemorate her death? I could find little on Elizabeth but

     did find an interesting bit of information about her husband,

     Ezekiel Jewett.  His entry in The Twentieth Century Biographical

     Of Notable Americans states that "He gathered one of finest                 collections of coins and medals in the United States, 1859-64".

     He was also in Albany, NY in 1866 when George H. struck

     the medal for the Bicentennial celebration and received a

     Ph.D. from Hamilton College which George had struck medals

     for. If Ezekiel did not know him personally he must have

     surely known of his work. Did George H. engrave and strike

     these pieces to honor the passing of a friend's spouse or did

     Ezekiel commission these? There are two in bronze in the ANS

     Collection but I have seen no others. Anyone with information

     on these, or knowledge of ones in other metals, please

     contact me.

 

Major John Andre Medal

Silver, 34.3mm

 

Bronze, 34.3mm

 

White metal, 34.3mm


Lead impression, approx. 45mm

 
This medal is not signed by George H. but the following entry from an 1879 edition of the Bulletin of the American Numismatic and Archeological Societies confirms this was the work of George H. Lovett

"Mr. G. H. Lovett, whose removal across Broadway was advertised in the last number of the Journal, has struck several new medals lately. One of Washington, for the Historical and Forestry Society of Rockland County, with reverse, Washington's Headquarters, Tappan, 1780. Another, with obverse, bust of Andre, and legend, Maj. John Andre, October I, 1780; reverse, "Old Dutch Church, Tappan," &c, and also a medalet on the Dedication of St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, May 25, 1879."

 

 

Letter from Mr. Henry Whittemore

I have not been able to confirm that these medals were struck for the Centennial Celebration but the white metal version came into my collection in February of 2012 with a Washington Headquarters at Tappan medal (Baker 180A) and a letter from the Secretary of the Rockland Co. Historical Society (the issuer of the Tappan medal) who also was the Secretary of the Andre Memorial Centennial. These medals had been presented to Mary L. Bowman as a thank you for letters she had donated. Because of the association of these two medals with the letter I am going to assume this was the occasion for their striking.

 

General Lafayette Medalet

Silver, 31.4mm

 

Copper, 31.4mm

 

Brass, 31.4mm

 

White metal, 31mm

The obverse die on this piece was also used on I.F. Wood's New

York Medal Club Series No. 1 medal (Baker 200)

 

 

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