UNITED STATES. Edgar Allan Poe, author, poet, and literary critic.
1809-1849. Æ Medal (67mm, 176.35 g, 12h). Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of his Death. By A. Landry. Issued 1948. 1849 CENTENAIRE D’EDGAR A POE 1949, bust facing slightly left / The lyre (an allegory for poetry and literature) superimposed over images emblematic of Poe’s work: The Raven
, Annabel Lee
, The Fall of the House of Usher
, and The Masque of the Red Death
; his signature below. Superb EF, rich yellow-brown surfaces.