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Mint Drop (Loco Foco)

Hard Times (1833–1844)
1838


Object Place: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

HT 63 (or variant)

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 29 mm, 7.5 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.26 oz.)

Accession Number

01.1875

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: BENTON / *EXPERIMENT* around MINT / DROP within laurel wreath composed of single branch  surrounded by beaded circle within rim. Rev: Thirteen mullets / 1838 around nude bust of Liberty as an idiot facing dexter, wearing fillet, inscribed LOCO FOCO; hairbound twice with throng behind  surrounded by beaded circle unattached to rim. Edge plain.

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins