History, Information, and Value of 1861 Mint Allegiance Medal
This medal is titled the Oath of Allegiance medal. The obverse displays a bust of George Washington facing to the right. The legend reads, “THE CONSTITUTION IS SACREDLY OBLIGATORY ON ALL.” The reverse displays a wreath surrounding a blank space where typically a legend would go. The goal of this medal was to raise money by emphasizing the popularity of George Washington during the Civil War.