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Hugues Bovy's 1865 Abraham Lincoln / Emancipation Proclamation Medal

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Hugues Bovy's 1865 Abraham Lincoln / Emancipation Proclamation Medal

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From the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, earlier from F.C.C. Boyd.

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1865 Abraham Lincoln Emancipation of Slavery medal by Hugues Bovy. Bronze, 60 mm. King-229. Choice Mint State. Rich deep chocolate brown with lustrous, reflective surfaces. Some darker color blends subtly across the reverse, and both sides offer superb eye appeal. An impressive medal with a bold and expressive high relief portrait of Lincoln, this serves as both a memorial to the slain president and a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation of September 22, 1862. There are two varieties of this medal. King-229, as here, reads "Emancipation of Slavery Proclaimd," while on King-230 the word "Proclaimed" is spelled out. This seems to be somewhat scarcer than the King-230 variety. Cracked out of an enormous NGC slab, though the MS-64 BN ticket remains with the piece. Given the large size of this medal, many examples show cabinet friction and handling, but this one has remained choice and problem-free.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 17021

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Details

1865 Abraham Lincoln Emancipation of Slavery medal by Hugues Bovy. Bronze, 60 mm. King-229. Choice Mint State. Rich deep chocolate brown with lustrous, reflective surfaces. Some darker color blends subtly across the reverse, and both sides offer superb eye appeal. An impressive medal with a bold and expressive high relief portrait of Lincoln, this serves as both a memorial to the slain president and a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation of September 22, 1862. There are two varieties of this medal. King-229, as here, reads "Emancipation of Slavery Proclaimd," while on King-230 the word "Proclaimed" is spelled out. This seems to be somewhat scarcer than the King-230 variety. Cracked out of an enormous NGC slab, though the MS-64 BN ticket remains with the piece. Given the large size of this medal, many examples show cabinet friction and handling, but this one has remained choice and problem-free.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 17021

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