George H. Lovett Medal
Estimate: 400 USD
Starting price: 1 USD
Price realized: 408 USD
Unlisted Lovett Storecard Muling. White Metal. 30.9 mm. Rulau-Unlisted. About Uncirculated.
The obverse with mirrored prooflike fields, now dulled somewhat from numerous light contact marks, and the reverse with a contrasting matte-like finish. A few minor edge nicks are noted on the high obverse rim.
The obverse with the boy and dog die by W. Bridgens of New York, which George Hampden Lovett, Jr. muled with a number of his own dies (as noted and illustrated on page 345 of Rulau's Standard Catalog of United States Tokens). The reverse utilizes the OUR NEXT PRESIDENT die which was cut by his father in 1836 for use with the senior Lovett's Martin Van Buren political campaign token, DeWitt-MVB 1836-3, and again, much later, with some other presidential candidates such as the Winfield Scott campaign token DeWitt-WS 1852-8. The Lovett's' found an avid market for limited mintage mulings from the various dies of their products, as well as for specimens struck in special metals, in the conscious collector market of the 1850s and 1860s. With the current interest in the works of the Lovett family, an updated catalog is surely in the works.
Collector envelope included.