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937494. Sold For $295

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.