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Local artist selling 'Commemorative Confederate Statue Coin'

Posted July 18, 2017 10:30 a.m. EDT

— A local artist is drawing interest for a commemorative coin memorializing four Confederate-era monuments recently removed by the City of New Orleans.

One Point Five Art, an artist based in Algiers who sells New Orleans-themed artwork on platforms such as Facebook, Ebay, and Etsy, has listed the "Monumental" New Orleans Commemorative Confederate Statue Coin for presale on Ebay.

The coin is "stamped using a 3D mold to highlight the details of each statue" that has been removed, according to the listing on Ebay.

The likeness of the Robert E. Lee statue that presided over Lee Circle from 1884 until May of this year is featured prominently on the front of the coin alongside the statues of General P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate President Jefferson Davis, as well as the monument to the Battle of Liberty Place.