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I Take the Responsibility (Constitution reverse)

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...

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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.

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The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse

Hard Times (1833–1844), 1833


United States

Catalogue Raisonné

HT 70


Diameter and weight: 29 mm, 10.8 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.38 oz.)

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