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    CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE LARGEST LISTED 1856 BUCHANAN MEDAL (ACTUALLY AN 1857 INAUGURAL ISSUE). This rare medal is the soughtafter "number one" item listed by Sullivan, the largest Buchanan token or medal. Obverse celebrates his 1857 inauguration, while the reverse features an eagle and rays with the classic slogan "The Union must and shall be preserved." (Buchanan, alas, proved to lack the political strength or will to fulfill that promise, leaving the dirty work to Lincoln, and, in the process, carried the Democrats to six consecutive presidential defeats). This medal is 60 mm (2 3/8") in diameter, much larger than a silver dollar and has an imposing presence. Gilded white metal variety, in near-pristine shape.

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    December, 2003
    9th Tuesday
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