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Half Cent

Hard Times (1833–1844)
1837
Dies by Edward Hulseman (American, active 1833–1841), Struck by H.M. & E.I. Richards, Attleboro, Massachusetts (1834–1837), Or Scovill Manufacturing Co., Waterbury, Connecticut (1820–1905)


Mint: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

HT 73; Low 49; Breen 1631

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 24 mm, 5.2 gm (15/16 in., 0.18 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.1174

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

OBV: HALF-CENT-WORTH-OF within laurel wreath; PURE COPPER around below; thirteen mullets around above etc; surrounded by beaded circle close to rim REV: US STANDARD WEIGHT and VALUE -1837 around eagle alighting, turning slightly to right, looking backwards; bearing on breast, six argent , six pales gules, chief azure, and grasping olive branch in dexter and three arrows in sinister talons; surrounded by beaded circle close to rim. Edge plain.

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse