National Lincoln Monument Association, ca.1870's Unissued Certificate

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National Lincoln Monument Association, ca.1870's Unissued Certificate
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This item SOLD at 2022 Mar 30 @ 15:49UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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Washington D.C. ca.1870s. Intaglio printed by the "Treasury Department" (now the BEP), Unissued check sized certificate for subscription to the National Lincoln Monument in Washington D.C. Certificate number 1969. Appears uncirculated but a small 1/2 by 1/4 inch piece missing from the lower left corner of the certificate. Dramatic portrait of Lincoln on the left with Liberty and flames at right-middle and small eagle at bottom. On April 15, 1865, the day President Lincoln died, a group of Springfield citizens formed the National Lincoln Monument Association and spearheaded a drive for funds to construct a memorial or tomb. The subsequent Lincoln Tomb was established, serving as the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln; his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln; and three of their four sons, Edward, William, and Thomas. It is located in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. Constructed of granite, the tomb has a single-story rectangular base, surmounted by an obelisk, with a semicircular receiving room entrance-way, on one end, and semicircular crypt or burial-room opposite. Historic item documenting this sad past event of U.S. History.