Lovett Tokens & Medals

Miscellaneous Political Medalets

 

1852 Winfield Scott Medalets

DeWitt WS 1852-14, silver, 26mm

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DeWitt WS 1852-14, copper, 26mm

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DeWitt WS 1852-14, brass, 26mm

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DeWitt WS 1852-14, white metal, 26mm

(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

 

1862 Union League Medalets

DeWitt U 1862-4, white metal, 31.15mm

     

     The first Union League, of Philadelphia, was organized on December 27th, 1862 at the home of Dr. J. Forsythe Meigs. This, and other Union Leagues that followed, were patriotic societies dedicated to supporting Abraham Lincoln and his efforts to suppress the rebellion by the Confederate States. There was a Union League in Lancaster, it's first president being Dr. Frederick A. Muhlenberg.

     The Society is still in existence in Philadelphia, with membership being very exclusive - serving more as a country club than a political organization.

Union League House, Broad Street, Philadelphia

Constructed 1865

 

DeWitt U 1862-5, copper, 31mm

(image courtesy of Steve Hayden)

 

DeWitt U 1862-5, white metal, 31mm

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     The preceding two medalets are mulings of the Union League die with the Penn's Treaty die from his Historical Series.

 

Union League / City Hall Mule, copper, 31mm

     

     This a muling of Robert's die with his brother's, George H., die for a Sage Historical medal. This combintion is not listed in Sullivan but Bowers has an extensive description of this piece in his "American Numismatics Before The Civil War". He calls it very rare.

      The pair of dies for this were in a Thomas Elder sale in 1909. Elder did use some of George H's dies to restrike pieces so this muling may have been done by him and not one of the Lovett's.

 

Union League / City Hall Mule, gilt overstruck on a U.S Centennial

medal H-K 22, 31mm

     This is such a fascinating piece! Someone (George H.? Thomas Elder?) obtained a gilt example of a Centennial medal, cut it down to 31mm, then used it as the planchet to strike this muling. The undertype can clearly be seen through the restrike design. Bowers did not seem to be aware of this piece as it is not listed in his "American Numismatics Before The Civil War". Very likely unique.

 

1866 Congressional Election

DeWitt AJOHN 1866-1, copper, 33mm

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DeWitt AJOHN 1866-1, white metal, 32.4mm

 

DeWitt AJOHN 1866-1(A), white metal, 33mm

 

DeWitt AJOHN 1866-2, white metal, 33mm

(obverse as above, reverse Lovett's "Pro Patria" die)

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DeWitt AJOHN 1866-3, copper, 32mm

(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

 

DeWitt AJOHN 1866-3, brass, 32mm

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DeWitt AJOHN 1866-3, white metal, 32mm

(image courtesy of Heritage)

 

1868 Grant / Colfax Campaign Medalets


DeWitt USG 1868-14, silver, 32mm

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DeWitt USG 1868-14, copper, 32mm

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DeWitt USG 1868-14, brass, 32mm

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DeWitt USG 1868-14, white metal, 31.3mm


This piece is not attributed to Robert Jr. by Sullivan but the obverse is found muled with the Dickeson's Coin & Medal Safe die that is attributed to him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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