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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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Provenance

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

Hard Times (1833–1844), 1833

Mint

United States

Catalogue Raisonné

HT 70

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2004.1173

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates