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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: Same motto on riband -1841, separated by rose branch on either side, around same bust; surrounded by beaded circle within rim. Edge plain.

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

Hard Times (1833–1844), 1841

Object Place

United States

Catalogue Raisonné

HT 64

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