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Laureate Liberty Bust / Millions for Defense

Civil War (1861–1865)
1863
Die cutter L. Leichtweis (American)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 20 mm, 3.6 gm (13/16 in., 0.13 oz.)

Accession Number

01.1917

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: Thirteen mullets around nude bust of Liberty, facing right; hair gathered close about head, signed L. LEICHTWEIS below bust, 1863 (curved) below; surrounded by beaded circle close in narrow raised rim
Rev: MILLIONS FOR DEFENCE around NOT-ONE-CENT-FOR -TRIBUTE (curved) within laurel and oak wreath; below which; mullet between two smaller ones; surrounded by narrow raised rim
Edge: plain

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins