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French Liberty, the American Civil War, and the So-Called "Confederate Cent"


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The French Liberty motif on commercial and Civil War tokens, by Robert Lovett, Jr., was derived from a French Revolutionary design by Augustin Dupre, designer of the Libertas Americana medal. First used on a token for the Marshall House Hotel in Alexandria, VA, which was the scene of the first blood of the American Civil War, the motif was later copied by others and eventually used for the "Confederate cent." Eckberg will discuss all of these aspects of the design. Speaker: Bill Eckberg.
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