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1824 Andrew Jackson campaign medalet. Brass, 24 mm. Dewitt AJ 1824-5. MS-66 (NGC).

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1824 Andrew Jackson campaign medalet. Brass, 24 mm. Dewitt AJ 1824-5. MS-66 (NGC).

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From the John J. Ford Jr. Collection.

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1824 Andrew Jackson campaign medalet. Brass, 24 mm. Dewitt AJ 1824-5. MS-66 (NGC). An extraordinary survivor from the election that spawned the tradition of campaign medalets. The 1824 Jackson campaign was the first to make widespread use of pieces like this. Earlier campaign-related objects like medals and buttons were almost exclusively produced after the election as commemorative items, but in 1824 several varieties (Dewitt lists 6) of small-sized medals were struck before the election depicting Jackson and touting him as the "Hero of New Orleans," "The Nation's Good," or, as here, "The Nation's Pride." Most were holed for display through a lapel. Very few survived in high grade. Perhaps none survive this nice. This is the single finest specimen of any Jackson medalet from the Ford collection, and the nicest one I've ever seen. There was another specimen graded MS-65 in the Ford holdings, but its central reverse was a bit softly struck, unlike the complete strike seen here. The surfaces are frosty and beautiful, a bit reflective, nicely toned and beautiful to behold. Just a few little specks are seen. While this is not an especially rare type, it is difficult to conceive that a finer specimen exists. Several Jackson medalets from the 1832 election are avidly collected as Hard Times tokens, and a piece like this would make a nice complement to a Hard Times token collection also. One thing is certain: you'll never need to upgrade.

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Grading Service NGC
Grade MS66
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 2603134011

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1824 Andrew Jackson campaign medalet. Brass, 24 mm. Dewitt AJ 1824-5. MS-66 (NGC). An extraordinary survivor from the election that spawned the tradition of campaign medalets. The 1824 Jackson campaign was the first to make widespread use of pieces like this. Earlier campaign-related objects like medals and buttons were almost exclusively produced after the election as commemorative items, but in 1824 several varieties (Dewitt lists 6) of small-sized medals were struck before the election depicting Jackson and touting him as the "Hero of New Orleans," "The Nation's Good," or, as here, "The Nation's Pride." Most were holed for display through a lapel. Very few survived in high grade. Perhaps none survive this nice. This is the single finest specimen of any Jackson medalet from the Ford collection, and the nicest one I've ever seen. There was another specimen graded MS-65 in the Ford holdings, but its central reverse was a bit softly struck, unlike the complete strike seen here. The surfaces are frosty and beautiful, a bit reflective, nicely toned and beautiful to behold. Just a few little specks are seen. While this is not an especially rare type, it is difficult to conceive that a finer specimen exists. Several Jackson medalets from the 1832 election are avidly collected as Hard Times tokens, and a piece like this would make a nice complement to a Hard Times token collection also. One thing is certain: you'll never need to upgrade.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS66
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 2603134011

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