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Andrew Jackson (Running Boar)

Hard Times (1833–1844)

Mint: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

HT 9; Low 8


Diameter and weight: 29 mm, 10.9 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.38 oz.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View




Tokens and contorniates

OBV: PERISH CREDIT. PERISH COMMERCE-1834 around boar galloping in dexter direction upon grassy ground [see register-word(s) undetermined]; body of boar inscribed MY-THIRD HEAT; MY -VICTORY above  DOWN WITH THE-BANK below whole surrounded by beaded circle REV: MY SUBSTITUTE-FOR THE U.S BANK , separated by rosette between two pellets at each end around plain bust of General Jackson in uniform, slightly turned towards dexter; -MY on bust-EXPERIMENT-MY CURRENCY-MY-GLORY; surrouned by beaded circle. Edge plain


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