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Medal - Emancipation Proclaimed, United States of America, 1871 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 36570

Commemorative Medal issued to celebrate when Emancipation was Proclaimed in 1863. It was issued by the United States of America in 1871, as part of the Medal Series of the US Mint.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 46 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: slavery
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: slavery
Series: US Mint medals
DateEra: 1871 AD
Obverse Description: Bare head of Lincoln facing right; around, 'ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENT UNITED STATES'; below in small lettering the artist's name, 'BARBER'.
Reverse Description: The legend, MARCH 4 1861 / TO / APRIL 15, 1865 / EMANCIPATION / PROCLAIMED / JAN. 1, 1863; in exergue, MEDAL SERIES OF THE / US MINT / J. POLLOCK 1871 DIRECTOR
Edge Description: The edge is plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: United States of America
Artist: William Barber - United States Mint, Philadelphia
Person Depicted: President Abraham Lincoln - United States Government, 1871

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