Fri, Nov 20, 2015 09:30AM EST - Sat, Nov 21, 2015 09:30AM EST
Sixteen Political and Funeral Pin Medals From Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Henry Clay, Stephen Douglas, Plus
Lot of 16 political and funeral pin medals from a variety of presidents and presidential candidates.
1 Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) 30 mm. funeral pin medal with a right-facing portrait surrounded by his name on the verso. On the recto is a funeral urn with his birth and death dates. condition: some surface soiling.
5 Henry Clay (1777-1852) medals; three political and two funeral:
26 mm gilt brass togated bust shell medalet with an ornamented floral border. The verso inscription reads Clay/ &/ Frelinghuysen/ Protection/ &/ Union. condition: some verdigris around the edges of the medal.
37 mm. white metal medal with a togated portrait of Clay between a oak leaf laurel inscribed The Farmer of Ashland. The recto has a representation of the Bunker Hill Monument and the inscription Bunker Hill A Nation's Gratitude. condition: fair with some surface damage and soiling. <
40 mm. white metal Clay bust to the left medal engraved by Leonard in 1844. The verso has a scene of busy factories, the top inscription reads The Wealth of Nations. The bottom inscription in exergue reads Is Indicated/ By It's Industry. condition: good with some tarnishing to the face.
40 mm. silver metal funeral pin medal with a togated bust facing to the left. The recto inscription reads, "Every End He Aimed At, Was His Country's." It surrounds an angel, holding a reef over his grave inscribed with his birth and death dates. condition: surface scratch on the verso and minor scratches on the recto.
29 mm. bronze funeral medal with a bust to the left inscribed with his name and date of birth on the verso. The recto inscription reads The Eloquent Defender of National Rights. In the center is an oak laurel with his death date. Cast by M. Braman (?), Boston, MA. condition: very good
3 political medals from William Henry Harrison (1773-1841):
29 mm. silvered copper medal of Maj. Gen. W.H. Harrison with military bust to the left with four buttons and no straps and three circle ornaments on the collar of the coat. The recto has a scene of his log cabin with the inscription The People's Choice, below, The Hero/Of/Tippecanoe. condition: some wear on the verso and recto.
43 mm. white metal medal with a left facing nude bust, above is his name with a semi-circle of 26 stars below. The verso is dated September 10, 1840 and has a representation of the Bunker Hill monument flanked by cannons, flags, and a flying eagle with rays. Engraved by Mitchell. Condition: very good, clean.
30 mm. copper medal with a left facing military bust with four buttons and a major general leaf on the collar. The recto has a log cabin with a top inscription The People's Choice and bottom inscription The Hero/ of/ Tippecanoe condition: very good with no surface scratches.
2 Stephen Douglas (1813-1861) political medals:
20 mm silver with a quarter right bust of Douglas, the inscription around the verso reads Intervention is Disunion 1860 enclosing M.Y.O.B. condition: very good
28 mm. brass bust with L engraver, below. The recto inscription reads Democratic Candidate for the Presidency/ The/ Champion/ Of/ Popular/ Sovereignty/ 1860. condition: some tarnishing on the recto.
1 John C. Freemont (1813-1890), 35 mm. white metal Free Speech. Free Press./ Fremont. 1864 pin medal enclosing a military bust to the front. The recto depicts him holding a tattered flag with a raised right hand around cheering soldiers. The inscription reads Fremont and Cochrane. Condition: few minor surface scratches and soiling.
2 Gen. George McClellan (1826-1885) political medals:
28 mm brass pin medal military bust facing left. The recto has a bald eagle with a union shield surrounded by the words The Union Must And Shall Be Preserved. Cast by G H in 1864. Condition: good, with some surface wear.
30 mm. bronze pin medal with a military bust facing front. The recto has a semi-circular inscription with 26 stars below and the words The War of 1861 '62 & '63 surrounding a blank center. Condition: fair, with some surface soiling and minor scratch.
1 40 mm. silvered copper temperance pin medal with a parlor scene of a husband, wife, and young child inscribed below They Shall Prosper/. Engraved by Halliday. F. (?) The detailed recto has a 10 streamer back with the words Sobriety/Health/ Industry/ Prudence/Prosperity/ Modesty/ Humility/ Cheerfulness/ Tranquility/ Contentment surrounded by the words above Temperance is the Parent of and below Piety/ Domestic/ Happiness./ A third inscription reads We Agree To Abstain From All Intoxicating Drinks.
The last pin medal is a 40 mm. copper token of General Lafayette with a left facing military bust. Cast by Caunois French. The ornate recto has a leaf laurel surrounding the inscription The Defender/ of American And French Liberty./ 1777-1824/ Born in Chavaniac,/ The 6 September,/ 1757. Condition: very good.