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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)

Accession Number

01.1875

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates