1852 General Tom Thumb Medal. Medal of the little person who toured with P. T. Barnum's Circus. Obverse: Stars around bust of Liberty as appears on half dollars beginning in 1836. Reverse: GENERAL TOM THUMB 16 LBS WEIGHT - Legend around Tom Thumb standing beside two books, which are half his height. AU, Brass, 22mm, smooth plain edge. Nice patina. Kueth-78, Rulau NY-19.