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    Better Lincoln Medals, Each Mint State

    Trio of Better Lincoln Medals. Includes: 1860 Rail Splitter, Sullivan-AL-1860-41, brass, plain edge, 28 mm, 9.9 gm, obverse bust right, HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN around, date 1860 below, ELLIS on truncation, reverse Lincoln and helper split rails, legend THE RAIL SPLITTER OF THE WEST, a lustrous Mint State piece; an 1861 Lincoln Civil War Dog Tag, brass, uniface, brass, 30 mm, 12.0 gm, bust facing right, around ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENT U.S. WAR of 1861, E.B. SMITH on truncation, holed Choice Uncirculated, a similar piece in our June 2005 sale (lot 25742) brought $322; and 1864 Lincoln-Johnson Campaign Medal, Sullivan-AL-1864-1, white metal, 41.5 mm, 16.2 gm, two busts facing in ovals, with LINCOLN and JOHNSON, flags and eagle, shield with WAR FOR THE UNION, reverse around REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE 1864, center FOR PRESIDENT / ABRAHAM LINCOLN / OF ILLINOIS / FOR VICE PRESIDENT / ANDREW JOHNSON / OF TENNESSEE, Select Uncirculated, lustrous. One sold in our June 2005 sale (lot 25790) for $1,600.

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