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Mint Drop

Hard Times (1833–1844)
1837


Mint: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

HT 61

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 9.2 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.32 oz.)

Accession Number

98.1657

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

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.

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society