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Liberty - Not One Cent

Hard Times (1833–1844)
1837 (over 1857)
Struck by Scovill Manufacturing Co., Waterbury, Connecticut (1820–1905)

Mint: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

HT 46R


Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 8.5 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.3 oz.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View




Tokens and contorniates

Obv: Liberty head facing left, band above E. PLURIBUS UNUM, seven stars at left, six stars at right, 1837 at bottom
Rev: MILLIONS FOR DEFENCE around wreath containing NOT / ONE / CENT / FOR TRIBUTE
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