George McClellan Presidential Campaign Medal

Object Number: 
Z.3338
Date: 
1864
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: below bust truncation, at lower center: "W. H. KEY F."
Description: 
White metal die-struck medal with obverse depicting uniformed bust of George McClellan facing left; legend "McCLELLAN & PENDLETON DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES/1864"; reverse depicts image of quill and scroll inscribed "CONSTITUTION"; surrounding legend "THE CONSTITUTION AS IT IS/THE HOPE OF THE UNION". Hole punched at top center.
Gallery Label: 
George Briton McClellan ran for the presidency in 1864 against Abraham Lincoln.
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Creative: Tronvig Group