Lovett Tokens & Medals

Augustas B. Sage Masonic Medalets

Although Sage seems to have envisioned a series of these medalets the Masonic Medalet No. 1 is the only one known today. Originally struck only in copper, circa 1859, restrikes were done in other metals sometime in the 1870's as well as various mulings with both Sage related dies and other Masonic related dies. For a complete treatment of these issues see Q. David Bowers "American Numismatics Before the Civil War"

 

Masonic Medalet No. 1

Copper, original, 30.9mm

 

Copper, restrike, 31.3 - 31.4mm

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Brass, 31.3mm

 

White metal, 31.3mm

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Silver, 31.3mm

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Old Masonic Hall Mules

     Sometime in the mid to late 1870's, after Sage's death, George H. used the obverse die to strike various mules for Isaac F. Wood. The three reverses that are know are the Masonic Mosaic Pavement, Dedication of the Masonic Temple, and Hollandshce Loge dies. I have seen no mules with the reverse die.

Masonic Mosaic Pavement Reverse

Marvin 304, copper, 31.3mm

Marvin 304, brass, 31.1mm

 

Marvin 304, silver, 31mm

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     The Masonic Mosaic Pavement reverse is also found with a Lafayette obverse for the New York Medal Club Series No. 2, the Masonic Temple die below, and the "100th Year of Our National Independence" die (Baker 293). I am not sure whether this was first engraved to be used with one of these other dies or simply a "stock die" George H. would use when needed.

 

Dedication of the Masonic Temple Reverse

Marvin 303, copper, 31.3mm

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Marvin 303, brass, 31.4mm

 

Marvin 303, silver, 31.3mm

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The above two medals, Marvin 302 and 303 were struck
by the New York Medal Club

 

Hollandsche Loge Reverse

Marvin 709, copper, 31.4mm

 

 

Augustas B. Sage Odds and Ends Series

Issued early in 1859 this was the first series of tokens issued by Sage, then only 17 years old. The three different medalets depict diverse and seemingly unrelated topics. The No. 2 medalet is found with two obverses, as well as a muling of these two. Otherwise no mulings or strikings in other than copper are known.

 

Odd And Ends No. 1 - Crystal Palace

Copper, 31mm

 

Odd And Ends No. 2 - Old Sugar House

First Obverse die, copper, 31mm

 

Odd And Ends No. 2 - Old Sugar House

Second Obverse die, copper, 31mm

 

Odd And Ends No. 3 - Paul Morphy

Copper, 31mm

 

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