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Full Red Gem 1872 Horace Greeley Campaign Medalet

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1872 Horace Greeley Presidential campaign medalet. Copper, 28 mm. Dewitt HG 1872-4. MS-65 RB (NGC). Full screaming red. All red. No brown at all. Ever wonder why you sometimes see nice high grade pieces dipped to a sickly artificial pink? Because pieces like this get called "RB". Red, it is true, mellows slightly in time, from auburn to rose to violet to violet-brown to light brown to dark brown. This piece has barely begun that cycle, with the top of the reverse ever-so-slightly showing a violet hue. It is more red (really a pinkish shade, as original copper red of this era tends to be) than the images show. A few little scattered flyspecks are seen, mostly confined to the area under the bust truncation. What appear to be hairlines are first glance go under, not over, the devices, and were thus there before striking. Dewitt notes this variety generally comes in brass or white metal. The white metal ones tend to come holed. This piece will please anyone who is fussy about quality. Greeley, who may or may not have said "Go West, Young Man," was the nominee of the Liberal Republican Party against Grant in 1872. He lost.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS65
Designation RB
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 2604489008

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1872 Horace Greeley Presidential campaign medalet. Copper, 28 mm. Dewitt HG 1872-4. MS-65 RB (NGC). Full screaming red. All red. No brown at all. Ever wonder why you sometimes see nice high grade pieces dipped to a sickly artificial pink? Because pieces like this get called "RB". Red, it is true, mellows slightly in time, from auburn to rose to violet to violet-brown to light brown to dark brown. This piece has barely begun that cycle, with the top of the reverse ever-so-slightly showing a violet hue. It is more red (really a pinkish shade, as original copper red of this era tends to be) than the images show. A few little scattered flyspecks are seen, mostly confined to the area under the bust truncation. What appear to be hairlines are first glance go under, not over, the devices, and were thus there before striking. Dewitt notes this variety generally comes in brass or white metal. The white metal ones tend to come holed. This piece will please anyone who is fussy about quality. Greeley, who may or may not have said "Go West, Young Man," was the nominee of the Liberal Republican Party against Grant in 1872. He lost.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS65
Designation RB
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 2604489008

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