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Rare Gem Grant-Colfax 1868 Election Medalet in Silver

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Rare Gem Grant-Colfax 1868 Election Medalet in Silver

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1868 Grant-Colfax campaign medalet. Silver, 28 mm. DeWitt USG 1868-23. MS-66 (NGC). An extremely rare silver strike of this Ulysses S. Grant - Schuyler Colfax campaign medalet from the 1868 election. The fields are deeply reflective (one wonders why this wasn't designated as a Proof), uniformly toned in a beautiful deep blue-gray with violet highlights, the violet more notable on the reverse than obverse. Gem surface quality with no issues and superb detail. A little toning spot is present above the jugate busts on the obverse. The bust truncation is signed J.E.E. for J.E. Ellis, an engraver at Scovill Manufacturing in Waterbury, Connecticut. Silver specimens like this were struck expressly for collectors of the era, and the mintages were usually tiny (between 5 and 20 pieces). This rarity is as beautiful as it is elusive.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS66
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 2604315020

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1868 Grant-Colfax campaign medalet. Silver, 28 mm. DeWitt USG 1868-23. MS-66 (NGC). An extremely rare silver strike of this Ulysses S. Grant - Schuyler Colfax campaign medalet from the 1868 election. The fields are deeply reflective (one wonders why this wasn't designated as a Proof), uniformly toned in a beautiful deep blue-gray with violet highlights, the violet more notable on the reverse than obverse. Gem surface quality with no issues and superb detail. A little toning spot is present above the jugate busts on the obverse. The bust truncation is signed J.E.E. for J.E. Ellis, an engraver at Scovill Manufacturing in Waterbury, Connecticut. Silver specimens like this were struck expressly for collectors of the era, and the mintages were usually tiny (between 5 and 20 pieces). This rarity is as beautiful as it is elusive.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS66
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 2604315020

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