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The three token dies below bear inscriptions dedicating the token to a particular person and claiming the token to be a medal. Possibly a play on words by substituting the word medal for metal. They were each valued as one cent in trade currency. Two of the token dies below are attributed to Charles D. Horter. He worked out of a residence in New York City directly across from Emil Sigel.

Die F-394

Medal Design

Sinker : Charles D. Horter

Identifiers:

  • McCLELLAN MEDAL FOR ONE CENT is legend
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 93  a R3  140  ao R10  140  e R9
 140  a R1  140  b R7  140  f R9

 

Die F-395

Medal Design

Sinker : Frederick B. Smith

Identifiers:

  • THIS MEDAL PRICE ONE CENT is legend
  • Open wreath
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 137  a R1  137  b R9

 

Die F-396

Medal Design

Sinker : Charles D. Horter

Identifiers:

  • WILSON’S MEDAL is legend
  • Open wreath
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 19  a R2  112  a R1  396  ai R
 19  b R4  112  b R9 R

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