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    Hand Engraved 1881 Garfield Memorial Token
    A folk art numismatic special! 24 mm silver token, stamped and hand-engraved (likely on a planed-down U.S. quarter) with political, numismatic and philatelic aspects! The obverse has some pseudo-Chinese lettering, the stamped number "329" and an engraved envelope addressed to "H. L. Morey Pearl Lynn Mass." The reverse is stamped "J. A. Garfield Born Nov. 19, 1831. Shot July 2, 1881. Died, Sept. 19, 1881. President U.S.A." The number "329" was something tossed about during the presidential election of 1880. It referred to some stock deal that Garfield was accused of benefiting from inappropriately; however, the Democratic charge failed to register with the voters and Garfield won election. UNC with nice toning. Obviously unique and an intriguing piece.


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    November, 2004
    12th Friday
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