Daniel Webster (Van Buren reverse)
Hard Times (1833–1844)
HT 20 (or variant)
Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 9.1 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.32 oz.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obv: WEBSTER / *CREDIT 1841 CURRENCY*, separated by mullet at each end, around three masted ship in full sail upon waves directed to sinister, bearing pennants on fore-and mizzen-masts and “Stars and Stripes” at stern, directed forewards; CONSTITIUTION upon ship; surrounded by beaded circle, square cut within rim.
Rev: VAN BUREN / *METALLIC 1837 CURRENCY* around wrecked ship, with three broken masts and broken bowspirit with lightning between, upon wave, running forepart upon rocks to dexter; surrounded by beaded circle unattached to rim; EXPERIMENT upon ship.
Gift of Miss Rosamond Lamb