Abraham Lincoln death relic half dollars

Abraham Lincoln death relic half dollarsTwo silver half-dollar coins attached to a card by one half inch wide black ribbon and sealed with black wax using George V. Rutherford's seal with the old English letter "R" accompanied with four affidavites stating that they were placed on Abraham Lincoln's eyes after his death, as directed by the Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, by Colonel George V. Rutherford. One half-dollar is dated 1854 the other, 1861.

CreatorUnited States Mint (manufacturer) (Search Europeana for this person)
CountryUnited States of America
CollectionChicago History Museum
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Web Pagehttp://digitalcollection.chicagohistory.org/cdm/ref/collecti...
Subject TermsExchange media, Coins (money), Affidavits, Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Funerals, Presidents, Assassinations
ProviderIllinois Digital Heritage Hub