• Creator
  • Ellis
  • Created Date
  • 06/13/03
  • Description
  • Copper coin with Lincoln, railsplitter and friend. One of first coins struck during campaign. Beardless Lincoln facing right, inscription & decorative border along edge. Back: tall man wields mallet while other holds wedge into trunk of tree, log cabin in background. Obverse: "Hon. Abraham Lincoln, 1860" & engraver's name under shoulder. Reverse: "The Railsplitter of the West" Diam 1" x H 1/16". Campaign coin similar to LIHO 6771 & 6772. Campa... more
    Copper coin with Lincoln, railsplitter and friend. One of first coins struck during campaign. Beardless Lincoln facing right, inscription & decorative border along edge. Back: tall man wields mallet while other holds wedge into trunk of tree, log cabin in background. Obverse: "Hon. Abraham Lincoln, 1860" & engraver's name under shoulder. Reverse: "The Railsplitter of the West" Diam 1" x H 1/16". Campaign coin similar to LIHO 6771 & 6772. Campaign "advertisement" for the 1860 presidential election. Typical for the 19th century. Coins would frequently carry different slogans for different states/regions, to appeal to different groups. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; History of Money. 16 History. less
  • Format
  • 6773.jpg