Image ID
ICHi-066874
Headline
Abraham Lincoln death relic
Date Created
1865
Creator
United States Mint
Creator Role
creator
Artwork/Object Depicted
coins (money);affidavits
Copyright Notice
© Chicago Historical Society, published on or before 2015, all rights reserved.
Credit Line
Chicago History Museum, ICHi-066874
Inventory Number
X.94
Storage Location
DIA
Funding Note
John and Jeanne Rowe Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln Collection, patron
Max Pixels - Height
4014
Max Pixels - Width
2578
KEYWORDS
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
coins
eyes
relic
x.94
x.0094
funerals
assassinations
Presidents
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abraham lincoln death relic

Two silver half-dollar coins attached to a card by one half inch wide black ribbon and sealed with black wax using George V. Rutherford's seal with the old English letter R accompanied with four affidavites (see Authority File for photostat of these documents) stating that they were placed on Abraham Lincoln's eyes after his death, as directed by the Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, by Colonel George V. Rutherford. One half-dollar is dated 1854 the other, 1861.

Two silver half-dollar coins attached to a card by one half inch wide black ribbon and sealed with black wax using George V. Rutherford's seal with the old English letter R accompanied with four affidavites (see Authority File for photostat of these documents) stating that they were placed on Abraham Lincoln's eyes after his death, as directed by the Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, by Colonel George V. Rutherford. One half-dollar is dated 1854 the other, 1861.