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I Take the Responsibility (Van Buren reverse)

Hard Times (1833–1844)
Die cutter Edward Hulseman (American, active 1833–1841), Struck by Robinson's Jones & Co. (American, active in Attleboro)

Catalogue Raisonné

HT 70

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Medium or Technique


Not On View




Tokens and contorniates

Obv: I TAKE THE-RESPONSIBILITY, separated by rosette between two pellets, around General Jackson in uniform, bareheaded issuing from chest and facing dexter, holding sword in right hand and bag of money in left;surrounded by beaded circle. Signed H below trunk. Rev: VAN BUREN / *METALLIC 1837 CURRENCY* around wrecked ship, with three broken masts and broken bowspirit, upon wave, running forepart upon rocks to dexter; surrounded by beaded circle unattached to rim; EXPERIMENT upon ship. Edge plain.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Rosamond Lamb