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Mint Drop (Loco Foco)

Obv: BENTON / *EXPERIMENT* around MINT / DROP within laurel wreath composed of single branch ; surrounded by beaded circle within rim. Rev: Thirteen mullets / 1838 around nude bust of Liberty as an idiot facing dexter, wearing fillet, inscribed LOCO FOCO; hairbound twice with throng behind ;...

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Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

Hard Times (1833–1844), 1838

Object Place

United States

Catalogue Raisonné

HT 63 (or variant)

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Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates