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William H. Harrison Presidential Campaign Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4403
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/8 in. ( 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Brass die-struck campaign medal with obverse depicting uniformed bust of W. H. Harrison facing left and surrounded by legend: "MAJ. GEN. W. H. HARRISON/BORN FEB 9 1773"; reverse with log cabin with American flag on the roof; legend above: "THE PEOPLES CHOICE"; inscription in exergue:"THE HERO/OF/TIPPECANOE". Hole punched at top center.
Gallery Label: 
W. H. Harrison (1773-1841) was the ninth president of the United States. He was elected into office in 1840 and died in office in 1841.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group