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Scarce AU Abraham Lincoln Medal Ruins of Turpentine Works Undated (1862) Abraham Lincoln Medal. DeW

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Scarce AU Abraham Lincoln Medal Ruins of Turpentine Works  Undated (1862) Abraham Lincoln Medal. DeW
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Scarce AU Abraham Lincoln Medal
Ruins of Turpentine Works
Undated (1862) Abraham Lincoln Medal. DeWitt-AL-1860-45 (A). Copper. AU-55 NGC. Bust of Lincoln right, ABRAHAM LINCOLN arcs above, BORN FEB. 12. 1809. curves below. Rev: MADE FROM COPPER / TAKEN FROM / THE RUINS OF / THE / TURPENTINE WORKS / NEWBERN / N.C. / DESTROYED BY THE / REBELS / MARCH 14 1862, die signed MERRIAM beneath REBELS. These tokens were made from metal taken from the ruins of the Newbern, North Carolina Turpentine Works, destroyed by rebel troops in March, 1862. The obverse is golden-olive, nearly brassy in appearance, while the reverse is deep red-brown.