Abraham Lincoln 8x11 Custom Framed Copper Bust from Lincoln Home (University Archives COA)

  • Lot number 4451583
  • Total bids 12
  • Winning bid $1,900.00
  • Buyer's premium $323.00
  • Total $2,223.00

This incredible copper-plated bust of Abraham Lincoln's profile is mounted on a wooden 8 x 11 frame, with label on the reverse: "From The Lincoln Home, Springfield, Ill.," signed by Custodian A.S. Edwards, May 18, 1910. Attached is a letter transmitting this item to a Texas collector, with a note written in ink describing the piece: "Lincoln' Head,' Cast iron - copper plated, Mfg. by Chicago Hardware Foundry Co. North Chicago, Ill., The board the head is mounted on was siding off of Lincoln's home in Springfield, Ill.

While this piece was officially issued in 1910, it's believed to have been created a year earlier, and is one of the prototypes considered for the debut of the 1909 penny ultimately designed by Victor David Brenner which is still used today in circulation on the modern Lincoln pennies.

The lot / autograph(s) includes an official University Archives COA for authenticity purposes.

Authentication: University Archives COA

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