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Liberty - Not One Cent

Hard Times (1833–1844)
1837 (over 1857)
Struck by Scovill Manufacturing Co., Waterbury, Connecticut (1820–1905)


Mint: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

HT 46R

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 8.5 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.3 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.1178

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: Liberty head facing left, band above E. PLURIBUS UNUM, seven stars at left, six stars at right, 1837 at bottom
Rev: MILLIONS FOR DEFENCE around wreath containing NOT / ONE / CENT / FOR TRIBUTE
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