[Lincoln, Abraham. (1809 - 1865)]

Bust of Macerated Currency

"Penny" profile view, approx. 3.75 in. high, on 3.5 x 6.25 in. card. In gilt below, mostly rubbed out but still visible: "Lincoln. Made from old and worn out paper money. Destroyed at the U.S. Treasury. This figure has an estimated value in old bills of $1,000.00. Washington, D.C." Heavily worn around the edges, light markings in pencil, else fine. (18859)

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