Medal: the Presidnet of the US 1861,relief of Lincoln

Object Number: 
INV.3781
Date: 
1861 or later
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "CHILDS, CHICAGO"
Description: 
Pewter struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Abraham Lincoln facing left with surrounding legend: "THE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. 1861./COPYRIGHT SECURED." Reverse shows male figure with hammer splitting tree trunk; legend: "THE RAIL SPLITTER OF 1830."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group