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USA, Abraham Lincoln gem albumen mourning badge, 1865.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:160.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
USA, Abraham Lincoln gem albumen mourning badge, 1865.
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This item SOLD at 2020 May 28 @ 18:05UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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USA, Abraham Lincoln gem albumen mourning badge, 1865. 2.16 grams; 2-3/4" x 1-1/2" Gem albumen portrait of Lincoln (0-91) on an American flag ribbon, eagle hanger with pinback, backed with a black silk ribbon (vertical split along right side approx 3/4" long). Badges like this one but without the black ribbon were distributed during the 1864 election to Lincoln supporters. After the assassination of Lincoln, the badges were backed with black ribbon as a gesture of mourning the deceased president.