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1862 Battle Between the Monitor and Merrimac medalet. Copper, 31 mm. Schenkman MM-4. Dies by George H. Lovett.

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1862 Battle Between the Monitor and Merrimac medalet. Copper, 31 mm. Schenkman MM-4. Dies by George H. Lovett.

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1862 Battle Between the Monitor and Merrimac medalet. Copper, 31 mm. Schenkman MM-4. Dies by George H. Lovett. Choice Mint State. A beautiful example of this very popular little medalet, struck during the Civil War to commemorate "the first battle between iron clad war vessels," as noted in the peripheral obverse legend. Abundant rich mint color remains around the obverse periphery and around the reverse, mellowed to lively brown nearer centers. The lustre and reflectivity is intact, and no bad marks or spots are noted. A classic issue, depicting an epochal naval battle whose location in Hampton Roads, Virginia is nearly traversed by the Interstate-664 bridge and tunnel that bears the names of the Monitor and Merrimac to this day.

Specimens of this medalet are avidly snapped when they appear on the market, particularly ones with this much mint red. Ex. Neil Musante Collection.

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Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc N/A
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013013

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1862 Battle Between the Monitor and Merrimac medalet. Copper, 31 mm. Schenkman MM-4. Dies by George H. Lovett. Choice Mint State. A beautiful example of this very popular little medalet, struck during the Civil War to commemorate "the first battle between iron clad war vessels," as noted in the peripheral obverse legend. Abundant rich mint color remains around the obverse periphery and around the reverse, mellowed to lively brown nearer centers. The lustre and reflectivity is intact, and no bad marks or spots are noted. A classic issue, depicting an epochal naval battle whose location in Hampton Roads, Virginia is nearly traversed by the Interstate-664 bridge and tunnel that bears the names of the Monitor and Merrimac to this day.

Specimens of this medalet are avidly snapped when they appear on the market, particularly ones with this much mint red. Ex. Neil Musante Collection.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc N/A
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013013

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