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The Constitution

Hard Times (1833–1844)
1834


Object Place: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

HT 25

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 10.7 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.38 oz.)

Accession Number

01.1852

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

OBV: THE CONSTITUTION / *AS I UNDERSTAND IT* around mule facing right, LLD on its body / ROMAN FIRMNESS above / 1834 below; surrounded by beaded circle. REV: A PLAIN SYSTEM / VOID OF POMP, separated by rosette at each end, around General Jackson in uniform, barcheaded standing on line of ground facing dexter; left hand extended grasping money bag; right hand extended higher, holding sword in act as if to cut bag in twain; surrounded by beaded circle. Edge plain.

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins