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1861 (i.e. 1864?) Major General George B. McClellan medalet. White metal (tin), 34 mm. Dewitt GMcC 1864-4. Dies by Frederic B. Smith. About Uncirculated.

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1861 (i.e. 1864?) Major General George B. McClellan medalet. White metal (tin), 34 mm. Dewitt GMcC 1864-4. Dies by Frederic B. Smith. About Uncirculated.

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1861 (i.e. 1864?) Major General George B. McClellan medalet. White metal (tin), 34 mm. Dewitt GMcC 1864-4. Dies by Frederic B. Smith. About Uncirculated. Both sides preserve nearly intact lustrous reflectivity with good flash and excellent eye appeal. Some little hairlines and mellow toning in the fields, a little group of spots around GEORGE atop the obverse, very nice overall. A scarce and interesting Civil War medalet, one that uses a reverse that was made circa Summer 1861 and used on a Lincoln-Hamlin medalet catalogued as Dewitt AL 1860-31, King-26. The legend reads: WE WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF ANY STATE, THE FALL OF SUMTER WILL BE AVENGED, THE REBELLION CRUSHED AND THE HONOR AND INTEGRITY OF THE UNITED STATES SHALL BE MAINTAINED 1861. Dewitt suggests that this obverse "was probably made while McClellan was still in the army," i.e. before the end of 1862. While this medalet may have seen distribution to backers of McClellan's 1864 Presidential campaign, there's no particular reason it couldn't have been struck in 1861 or 1862. The inscription on this is classic early Civil War rhetoric, and there aren't too many medals that can match it for you-are-there historicity.

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Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location Philadelphia
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013011

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1861 (i.e. 1864?) Major General George B. McClellan medalet. White metal (tin), 34 mm. Dewitt GMcC 1864-4. Dies by Frederic B. Smith. About Uncirculated. Both sides preserve nearly intact lustrous reflectivity with good flash and excellent eye appeal. Some little hairlines and mellow toning in the fields, a little group of spots around GEORGE atop the obverse, very nice overall. A scarce and interesting Civil War medalet, one that uses a reverse that was made circa Summer 1861 and used on a Lincoln-Hamlin medalet catalogued as Dewitt AL 1860-31, King-26. The legend reads: WE WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF ANY STATE, THE FALL OF SUMTER WILL BE AVENGED, THE REBELLION CRUSHED AND THE HONOR AND INTEGRITY OF THE UNITED STATES SHALL BE MAINTAINED 1861. Dewitt suggests that this obverse "was probably made while McClellan was still in the army," i.e. before the end of 1862. While this medalet may have seen distribution to backers of McClellan's 1864 Presidential campaign, there's no particular reason it couldn't have been struck in 1861 or 1862. The inscription on this is classic early Civil War rhetoric, and there aren't too many medals that can match it for you-are-there historicity.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location Philadelphia
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013011

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