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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 16, April 20, 2008, Article 21

LINCOLN MEDAL: THOU ART THE MAN

I've commented before on the clever ads of Coin Rarities
Online (Dave Wnuck and John Agre).  The April 21, 2008 issue
of Coin World has another amusing one (p38).  Pictured is in
1861 Abraham Lincoln medal with the inscription "Thou Art The
Man / President / 1861"  The caption below states "It's a
tribute to President Lincoln, and a classy thing to yell at
a golf tournament."

I located a medal of this description in my copy of Zabriskie.
It's no. 27, "issued by Henning & Eymann.  The illustrated
piece is signed "A I Henning NY."  The firm's web site indicates
the piece is DeWitt AL 1860-8.

"Thou Art the Man" is a great phrase.  An Internet search
turned up an 1844 story of that title by Edgar Allan Poe,
and a Bible reference: "And Nathan said to David, Thou art
the man."

To view images of the Lincoln medal, see:
Lincoln medal

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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