Monday, January 28, 2013

Elect Abraham Lincoln. A 1864 Lincoln token to encourage a vote.

This 1864 token is of Abraham Lincoln. Most probably it was used to inspire people, soldiers, or whomever to vote for the Union Party. It states Freedom. Hard to really tell what that was for? It probably means freedom from the war, perhaps freedom for slaves, or just a decorative symbol on the back. It is a unique piece from a very odd part of our history.  I have also seen the McClellan tokens as well. 

There were several types of these. All are quite rare. From the most unusual election in the nations history.