Campaign token, 1904 (front)

Senator John Heinz History Center

Senator John Heinz History Center

A familiar souvenir to us today, the elongated coin appears to have been issued as far back as the 1893 Columbian Exposition. The "Indian Head Penny" on which this design was pressed circulated throughout the latter half of the 19th Century, until the Lincoln Cent replaced it in 1909. This particular penny supports Theodore Roosevelt for President in 1904; one can faintly make out the image of Liberty wearing a Native American headdress on the back.

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  • Title: Campaign token, 1904 (front)
  • Date Created: 1904
  • Type: Artifact, Artifact
  • Original Source: The Elaine B. and Carl Krasik Collection of Pennsylvania and Presidential Political Memorabilia, MSS 1068, Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center
  • Object ID: 2015.22.915, 2015.22.915

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