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Jefferson Was Its Honored Author / The Declaration of Independence

Obv: JEFFERSON / WAS ITS / HONORED AUTHOR / & / ADAMS / THE / PILLAR / OF ITS SUPPORT Rev: THE DECLARATION / OF / INDEPENDENCE / WAS ADOPTED / JULY 4 / 1776 Edge: plain

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

Civil War (1861–1865)

Mint

United States

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 20 mm, 4 gm (13/16 in., 0.14 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.1180

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates