Stunning, Henry Clay gold presentation medal featured in “Lincoln and His Times” Auction at Heritage

The spectacular 1852 medal honoring the revered Kentucky native and statesman Henry Clay makes its first public appearance in Lincoln and his Times, a special, joint auction event Sept. 17 at Heritage Auctions. It is one of many crown gems among 869-lots celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Rai Splitter, a respected publication for enthusiasts of Abraham Lincoln and related memorabilia. “The Clay medal has created great excitement in the collecting world,” said Tom Slater, Director of Americana Auctions at Heritage, “both as a highly important historical artifact and as one of the most important United States Mint medals ever to appear at auction.” The medal is 3-1/2-inches in diameter and approximately a half-inch thick and will open with a $75,000 bid – “a conservative minimum and level which invite active bidding from collectors and institutions,” Slater said.

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