Lovett Tokens & Medals

ROBERT LOVETT JR. POLITICAL FIGURES SERIES

Sometime in the 1860's Robert Lovett Jr. produced a series of medalets featuring four well known American political figures - George Washington, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and William Henry Harrison. DeWitt states the following number of sets were struck in proof: silver 10, copper 25, brass 25, white metal 25. The obverse dies were muled with each other as well as being found muled with various dies of George H. Lovett's. The Clay, Jackson, and Harrison Medalets are listed in the non-contemporary section of DeWitt; the Washington piece is listed as B158 in Baker but is attributed to Bale and Smith because of a similarity to the Atwood Hotel token. Because of the pairing of the Washington equestrian die with the others in the series I think there is no doubt it was struck by Robert Lovett Jr. as part of this series.

 

Henry Clay Medalets

 

DeWitt HC-A, silver, 28mm

 

DeWitt HC-A, brass, 28mm

DeWitt HC-A, copper, 28mm

 

DeWitt HC-A, white metal, 28mm

 

 

William Henry Harrison Medalets

 

DeWitt WHH-K, silver, 28mm

(image courtesy Stacks Bowers)

 

DeWitt WHH-K, brass, 28mm

 

DeWitt WHH-K, copper, 28mm

 

DeWitt WHH-K, white metal, 27.8mm

 

 

Equestrian Washington Medalets

 

Baker 158, silver, 28mm

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Baker 158B, brass, 27.7mm

 

Baker 158A, copper, 28mm

(image compliments of Joe Levine)

 

Baker 158C, white metal, 28mm

 

Equestrian Jackson Medalets

 

DeWitt AJACK-H, silver, 28mm

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DeWitt AJACK-H, brass, 28mm

 

DeWitt AJACK-H, copper, 28mm

 

DeWitt AJACK-H, white metal, 28mm

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    DeWitt list a lead version of the Jackson medal but says nothing about the number struck; I have no record of this piece. Could it have been a trial piece?

 

Various Mules

The obverses of the four medalets were combined with each other to produce these mules. DeWitt states that 5 proof sets were struck in each metal (silver, copper, brass, and white metal). And George H. used these obverse dies in combination with the second obverse die from his Headquarters Series to produce 5 in each metal also

 

Clay/Jackson Mules

DeWitt HC-A(1), silver, 28mm

(image courtesy Stacks Bowers)

 

DeWitt HC-A(1), copper, 28mm

(image courtesy of Mark Cramer)

 

DeWitt HC-A(1), brass, 27.75mm

 

DeWitt HC-A(1), white metal, 28mm

(image courtesy of Mark Cramer)

 

Clay/Harrison Mules

DeWitt HC-A(2), silver, 28mm

 

DeWitt HC-A(2), copper, 28mm

 

DeWitt HC-A(2), brass, 28mm

 

DeWitt HC-A(2), white metal, 28mm

IMAGE NEEDED

 

Clay/ Washington Mules

DeWitt HC-A(3), silver, 28mm

(image courtesy of Stacks Bowers)

 

DeWitt HC-A(3), copper, 28mm

(image courtesy Mark Cramer)

 

DeWitt HC-A(3), brass, 28mm

IMAGE NEEDED

 

DeWitt HC-A(3), white metal, 28mm

 

Jackson/Harrison Mules

DeWitt AJACK-H(2), silver, 28mm

(image courtesy Stacks Bowers)

 

DeWitt AJACK-H(2), copper, 28mm

 

DeWitt AJACK-H(2), brass, 28mm

 

DeWitt AJACK-H(2), white metal, 28mm

 

Jackson/Washington Mules

DeWitt AJACK-H(3), silver, 28mm

IMAGE NEEDED

 

DeWitt AJACK-H(3), copper, 28mm

 

DeWitt AJACK-H(3), brass, 28mm

(image courtesy of Mark Cramer)

 

DeWitt AJACK-H(3), white metal, 28mm

 

Harrison/Washington Mules

DeWitt WHH-K(3), silver, 28mm

(image courtesy Stacks Bowers)

 

DeWitt WHH-K(3), copper, 28mm

 

DeWitt WHH-K(3), brass, 28mm

IMAGE NEEDED

 

DeWitt WHH-K(3), white metal, 28mm

IMAGE NEEDED

 

Clay / Washington Headquarters 2nd obverse mules

DeWitt HC-A(4), silver, 28mm

(image courtesy Stacks Bowers)

 

DeWitt HC-A(4), copper, 28mm

IMAGE NEEDED

 

DeWitt HC-A(4), brass, 28mm

IMAGE NEEDED

 

DeWitt HC-A(4), white metal, 28mm

IMAGE NEEDED

 

 

 

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