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    1860 Lincoln "The Great Rail Splitter" Brass Token. Measures 28mm. One of the great politicals! The classic "Rail Splitter" token, holed for suspension, Sullivan 1860-41. As noted by Jonathan H. Mann, publisher of The Rail Splitter - A Journal for the Lincoln Collector, this token was part of a huge marketing campaign to shape Lincoln's image as the ideal American: "The "Rail Splitter" appellation refers to an early period in Lincoln's life when he toiled on the frontier, clearing the land, building a homestead. As a candidate for president in 1860, Lincoln campaigned as the 'Rail Splitter of the West,' a slogan and image that propelled him to the White House." Typical wear, slight tarnishing and some dark stains on the obverse, still a fine specimen.

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    July, 2006
    14th Friday
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