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Undated (circa 1876) Pater PatriÆ – McPherson. GW-341. Brass. Plain Edge. MS-65 PL NGC.

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Undated (circa 1876) Pater PatriÆ – McPherson. GW-341. Brass. Plain Edge. MS-65 PL NGC.
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Undated (circa 1876) Pater PatriÆ – McPherson. GW-341. Brass. Plain Edge. MS-65 PL NGC.

19 mm. Dies as illustrated, by George H. Lovett. An impressive Gem PL token from the time of America’s Centennial celebrations, this with frosted motifs and richly mirrored fields. A lively array of rich sky-blue, sunset orange, and olive iridescence spring to life in a bright light source. Sharply struck.
The image of Washington is unmistakable to nearly every American, but perhaps not so that of General James Birdseye McPherson (November 14, 1828-July 22, 1864), whose equestrian statue adorns the reverse of this rare token. McPherson was a career army man his entire adult life, and served gallantly with the Union. He was at Shiloh with Ulysses Grant’s army, and died on the field of battle at Atlanta in mid-summer 1864. McPherson was the second-highest ranking officer of the Union Army killed in action during the war, 1861-1865.


Grading Company: NGC MS65PL

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