Hard Times (1833–1844)
Mint: United States
Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 9.2 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.32 oz.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obv: BENTONIAN CURRENCY / 1837 around MINT / DROP within laurel wreath composed of a single branch; surrounded by beaded circle attached to rim. Rev: E PLURIBUS UNUM on riband / 1837, separated by seven mullets dexter and six sinister, around laureate nude bust of Liberty, facing dexter, hair tied behind twice with throng; surrounded by beaded circle attached to rim. Edge plain.
Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society