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Lincoln Franky Magniadas

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Type Medal
Title Lincoln Franky Magniadas
Date 1865
Country United States
Side obverse
Composition bronze
Diameter 81 mm
Description Alan V. Weinberg comments: This Swiss-struck huge Lincoln medal with its reverse depicting armed, nude torso Black insurgents (former slaves) at his tomb is perhaps the most visually stunning medal depicting Lincoln. A silver specimen is rumored and for many yrs the huge gold specimen given to his widow Mary Todd was thought to have been melted as Mary Todd Lincoln was in severe financial straits after the assassination. Only recently was I reliably informed the gold medal is ensconced in the Library of Congress where you have to be a recognized and approved researcher to even get into the "Library" which, theoretically, belongs to and is funded by the American public. I paid a record price for this bronze medal as it was accompanied by the only original round plush case and the original medal announcement / solicitation I'd heard of. In original case, with issue document.
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