1865 U.S. Mint Presidential Medal. Aluminum. 77 mm. Cunningham 22-240A, King-518, Julian PR-12. Mint State.The classic U.S. Mint presidential medal, atypically struck in aluminum. This medal was a favorite of Mint medal cataloger R.W. Julian, who stated in his Medals of the United States Mint, "Some numismatists, including the author of this work, consider the obverse of the Lincoln medal to be one of the finest artistic efforts ever struck at the Mint." Julian notes that 38 aluminum Abraham Lincoln medals were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1892/1893. This is a fully struck and attractive piece with matte aluminum surfaces. Some minor nicks and other edge disturbances are noted.