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Daniel Webster (Van Buren reverse)

Hard Times (1833–1844)
1841


Catalogue Raisonné

HT 20 (or variant)

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 9.1 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.32 oz.)

Accession Number

64.122

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: WEBSTER / *CREDIT 1841 CURRENCY*, separated by mullet at each end, around three masted ship in full sail upon waves directed to sinister, bearing pennants on fore-and mizzen-masts and “Stars and Stripes” at stern, directed forewards; CONSTITIUTION upon ship; surrounded by beaded circle, square cut within rim.
Rev: VAN BUREN / *METALLIC 1837 CURRENCY* around wrecked ship, with three broken masts and broken bowspirit with lightning between, upon wave, running forepart upon rocks to dexter; surrounded by beaded circle unattached to rim; EXPERIMENT upon ship.
Edge plain.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Rosamond Lamb