Lovett Tokens & Medals

ALFRED S. ROBINSON'S HISTORICAL

SERIES

 

      Alfred S. Robinson began his numismatic career in 1860 by commissioning Joseph H. Merriam of Boston to produce copies of several famous early American coins. Sometime that same year he expanded he scope of his endeavors and hired George H. Lovett to produce dies for what he called "Alfred S. Robinson Historical Medals. Six different designs were produced between 1860 and 1863. Although they followed the same general design for some unknown reason only numbers one and two in the series were labeled as such.

 

Historical Series No. 1 - Major General Anthony Wayne

Five struck in silver, fifty each in copper, brass, silvered

brass, and white metal

Silver, 35mm

(image courtesy of Jonathan Brecher)


Copper, 35mm

 

Brass, 35.8mm



Silvered brass, 35mm

 

White metal, 35mm

 

 

Historic Series No. 2 - Robert Fulton

Five struck in silver, fifty each in copper, brass, silvered

brass, and white metal

Silver, 35mm

 

Copper, 35mm

 

Brass, 35mm

IMAGE NEEDED

 

Silvered brass, 35mm

 

White metal, 35mm

 

Lead die trials - thick planchett

 

Lead die trials - thin planchett

 

 

Historical Series (No. 3) - Andrew Jackson

Five struck in silver, one hundred in copper, fifty each in brass

and white metal

 

Silver, 35mm

IMAGE NEEDED

 

Copper, 35mm

 

Brass, 35mm

 

White metal (silvered?), 35mm

 

 

Historical Series (No. 4) - Henry Clay

Five struck in silver, one hundred in copper, and ten each in

brass and white metal

Silver, 35mm

IMAGE NEEDED

 

Copper, 34.05mm

 

Brass, 33.9mm

 

White metal, 35mm

 

Composition?, 35mm

    In the Stack's sale of the Ford Collection this was called copper nickel. It was subsequently slabbed by NGC and called nickel. I have not been able to test it myself yet. Neither composition is mentioned by DeWitt.

 

 

Historical Series (No. 5) - Martin Van Buren

Unknown number struck in silver, fifty each in copper, brass,

and white metal

Silver, 33.9mm

 

Copper, 35mm

 

Brass, 35mm

 

Silver plated tin (94.77% tin, 3.05% silver), 35mm

       DeWitt in his monograph on Robinson does not mention this composition. A silvered white metal from the Ford collection was described as being struck on a thin planchet, this example is on a much thicker planchet than the silver one above

 

Goldine?, 35mm

(image courtesy Heritage)

     This piece described as Goldine was in the September 4, 2014 Heritage Auction. I did not have the opportunity to examine it.

 

Historical Series (No. 6) - George Washington

Unknown how many were struck in each metal

Silver, 35mm

 

Copper, 35mm

(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)


Brass, 33.9mm


White metal, 35mm

 

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