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Abraham Lincoln Johnson Ferrotype Campaign Token 1864

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Abraham Lincoln & Johnson
Original Antique Ferrotype Campaign Token, 1864
"For President Abraham Lincoln 1864"

MOST RARE !


JUST ACQUIRED!  

Note:   We must first mention that in our 40 + years collecting this is the fifth 1864 Abraham Lincoln/Andrew Johnson campaign token ferrotype we have owned.    As you will read below, it is the Most Rare of the Lincoln political campaign tokens.   However,   we have never owned or Seen one in this extraordinary condition.  Most all of these 160 year old historical artifacts that are discovered have the images completely or partially rub or scratched off.   Or the images are very dark or blurry or experienced heavy corrosion.   

This breath-taking specimen has exceptional photo clarity and tone and even retains a watery sheen in reflected light.  Again,  something you will NOT see in 99% of these that appear on the market! 

The Lincoln image is particularly stunning with a nice, Rarely seen bright clear detailed image.    The BEST we’ve ever encountered !   The Johnson image with his striking  focused eyes has an extraordinary detail and contrast with particularly superior tonality, with only one or two insignificant specs.    To find this RARE 160+ year old historical artifact in this Amazing Condition is something that only happens in a dream.   A most worthy museum quality piece !

Size:  1" in diameter. 

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1" (25mm). A superb example retaining suspension loop along top edge of brass shell. Portraits each feature "A. Lincoln" and "A. Johnson" respectively above. Emulsion surface has only trivial wear under magnification retaining a watery sheen in reflected light. NM. Choice.

Incredible, Extremely Scarce - 1864 Lincoln & Johnson Ferrotype Campaign Token.    In exceptionally Nice Condition!
You will be hard pressed to ever find one in this condition again!

Serious Lincoln collectors will appreciate the RARITY of this Historical Lincoln treasure. These "type" examples of a round, bearded 1864 Lincoln & Johnson ferro are much more scarce than the 1860 versions with Lincoln & Hamlin.  For every 20 Lincoln/Hamlin campaign tokens that appear on the market, there is ONE Lincoln/Johnson token.   These were actually used 160 years ago, during Abraham Lincoln's 1864 re-election  campaign..    with his new VP Andrew Johnson, replacing Hannibal Hamlin....  

NOTE:   We had one of these a few years ago, and sold it within a couple days for $4000.   (and that one had two letters in "Lincoln" scratched off). 

Condition Report:  Excellent-NM.  The Lincoln image is particularly stunning with a nice, Rarely seen bright clear detailed image.    The BEST we’ve ever encountered !   The Johnson image with his striking focused eyes has an extraordinary detail and contrast with particularly superior tonality, with only one or two insignificant specs. .      Seasoned collectors know that 90% of these that appear on the market have experienced either complete or partial rubbed off/destroyed images of either Lincoln, Johnson or Both.      ALSO,  has the Original brass loop that is often missing!  This gem retains the original brass loop!

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The images are quite exceptional,  better then 95% of these that appear on the market...     Also note the incredible sustained detail on the wheat leaf and raised lettering which is almost always worn down from 160 Years of handling wear!.    Also, many of these have at least one or both severely darkened images.  BOTH images here have maintained a beautiful bright and exceptional clarity. 

For those who are not seasoned collectors of Abraham Lincoln campaign memorabilia and 19th century brass token ferrotypes,  this is THE most Rare of the Lincoln campaign tokens.

NOTE:  1864 Lincoln ferros are considerably tougher than those from 1860, probably because numerous varieties with cardboard photos, sold more cheaply and stole much of the market in 1864.

DETAILS:
Approx. 1 in. diam. gilt brass pin featuring 5/8 in. diam. ferrotypes of Lincoln and Johnston on the obverse and reverse, respectively . Obverse with legend "For President / 1864," reverse with legend, "For Vice President / 1864.".  Lettering exhibits little or no wear.

* See enlargeable images above and below