Daniel Webster (Van Buren reverse)
Hard Times (1833–1844)
Object Place: United States
Diameter and weight: 29 mm, 10.3 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.36 oz.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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, upon wave, running forepart upon rocks to dexter; surrounded by beaded circle unattached to rim; EXPERIMENT upon ship. Edge plain.
Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins