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    Pair of 1860 Lincoln Medalets, King-43. Two identical pieces, each white metal, 27 mm, 8.3 gm, similar to Sullivan-AL-1860-38 but a bit smaller, with a slightly different bust of Lincoln on the obverse, and MERRIAM below the bust rather than on the truncation. Obverse, around, ABRAHAM LINCOLN BORN FEB. 12, 1809., beardless bust of Lincoln shows both shoulders and (mostly) both eyebrows, point at left (facing) shoulder, single curl of hair in front of ear, all unlike Sullivan-AL-1860-38, reverse, around, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE, but NO / MORE in straight lines, SLAVE / TERRITORY / curved, again unlike Sullivan-AL-1860-38, and the ornaments flanking 1860 are different (nonleaved). Both pieces holed, one VF, one XF.

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    September, 2008
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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