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Mint Drop

Obv: BENTONIAN CURRENCY / 1837 around MINT / DROP within laurel wreath composed of a single branch; surrounded by beaded circle attached to rim. Rev: E PLURIBUS UNUM on riband / 1837, separated by seven mullets dexter and six sinister, around laureate nude bust of Liberty, facing dexter, hair...

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Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

Hard Times (1833–1844), 1837

Object Place

United States

Catalogue Raisonné

HT 62

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Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates