USA, bronze Lincoln – Grant medallet (1950s)

$14.00

USA, medallet, no date (1950s), Obverse: bust Lincoln R, Reverse: bust Grant R, plain edge, yellow bronze, 19mm, 4.31g, high quality restrike by unknown maker, AU-Unc

1 in stock

SKU: 3008012 Categories: ,

Description

High quality restrike by unknown maker.

The original of this medal was made in the 1880s. Several restrikes have been produced by various companies.

There are two kinds of things that are called “medals.” One is things that look like coins but don’t express a value. Sometimes those medals are considerably larger than most coins. The other kind of medal is a metal thing designed to be displayed on one’s chest, often a reward for something, often in a military context. If the medal is small enough it is sometimes called a “medallet.”

The word “exonumia” is used to describe all kinds of things that are “like” coins but are not coins. I wrote a blog post on that subject. Basic categories: 1. used like a coin but not issued by a national government, 2. looks like a coin but not made for spending, 3. other things that we are interested in.