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Some help with this medal and a token please?

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I have this Lincoln medal I don't know squat about. And I also have a token with flip info. I wrote to Levine but he never responded.


Any help including values would be sweet if you can find the time. Thanks.





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The top piece looks to be an 1871 early commemorative piece done by the US Mint and engraved by William Barber. I am not sure if these were a one year issue or if they had restruck these coins over a period of multiple years though. The other looks to be some advertising piece of the American General and Maryland Casualty Insurance Company

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1871-U-S-Mint-Abraham-Lincoln-Emancipation-Proclamation-Medal-/321126435878? Starting bid:

US $21.97
[ 0 bid ] did not sell, BARBER under the bust looks indistinct on the one on Ebay as does the one you have posted.



I have found 3 that were auctioned but they have a very dark patina, I do not no if this medal is a restrike but that would really affect the value if it was a later Mint restrike. Here are the 3 that I found.


Category: All Auction Archive Items > U.S. Mint Medals
Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation Medal MS63 NGC....
2007 September Long Beach, CA Tokens & Medals Signature Auction #427
81073 went for $805.00
The November 2011 Baltimore Auction Stack's Bowers
Final Bid:




Gorgeous 1871 Abraham Lincoln “Emancipation” Medal Commemorating Lincoln’s “Emancipation Proclamation”
1871-Dated. Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Medal. Officially Struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in Bronzed Copper. Engraved by Charles Barber. Julian CM-16. King 232. Very Choice Mint State.
45mm. (1.75”) in diameter. One of only 45 struck in Copper. This wonderful Lincoln Medal, officially Commemorating the “Emancipation Proclamation,” made at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia is by the famous engraver, Charles Barber, who is named upon the obverse, and also by the U. S. Mint Director, James Pollock, upon its reverse. The inscription surrounding the central Lincoln portrait reads: “Abraham Lincoln President of the United States.” The reverse inscription lists his dates in office, along with, “Emancipation Proclaimed Jan. 1, 1863” below. The actual issue date, 1871, appears at the bottom of the reverse. We previously offered an example in our EAHA Auction of June 9, 2001, Lot 451, graded Unc., which sold for $632 over a decade ago! This current medal is much nicer in quality. It is a beautiful, dark chestnut brown medal with a high relief profile of Lincoln. The reverse has a few faint obverse hairline scratches, otherwise a fully Gem medal, which is certain to appeal to collectors in several collecting categories.


I would be very wary of it.


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U.S. Mint Abraham Lincoln 1871 Emancipation Proclamation Bronze Medal

Up for your consideration is a bronze medal issued by the U.S. Mint to commerate President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. The medal is stored in a Plexiglass holder which can be removed. This medal is a restrike of the original from 1871.

Sold for $14.97. So a genuine Mint restrike unfortunately.
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