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    Rare French Medal Honoring Abraham Lincoln

    1865 French Abraham Lincoln Mourning Medal in Bronze. A massive (82-mm, 283.5-gm) bronze medal, plain edge, King-245, that features a bust left of a bearded Lincoln on the obverse. The reverse depicts Lincoln's tomb flanked by a winged Victory, her head downcast in sorrow, and two Afro-Americans, one placing a palm frond on the tomb, the other holding a long rifle. Engraved by Franky Magniadas. An outstanding example of this rare and impressive medal with deep dark chocolate surfaces and semiprooflike fields. (NGC ID# CCNX, PCGS# 661030)

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    September, 2007
    28th-29th Friday-Saturday
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