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1837 Hard Times Copper Token Shin Plasters Phoenix Rising From Flames HT #57 XF

  • $ 67.77

Description: A good extremely fine hard times copper token. The November 1837 token shows a phoenix rising from flames on the obverse with the legend "SUBSTITUTE FOR SHIN PLASTERS" surrounding the image along the edge and the dated NOVR 1937 under it. The reverse has the words "NOT ONE CENT FOR TRIBUTE" in the center within a wreath with the legend "MILLIONS FOR DEFENCE" along the edge of the reverse surrounding the wreath. The token has a plain edge and is nicely toned. It weighs ~9.1 gm and is ~28 mm in diameter. The token refers to a meeting of representatives of leading banks to discuss the disposal of Shin Plasters or worthless banknotes of irresponsible banks and private parties at the time A great looking and very desirable copper Hard Times token, with a rarity index R1, to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Dated November 1837.

Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.

Reference: Rulau HT-57 with Rarity-1.

Artist: Unknown.

Weight and Size: The copper token weighs ~9.1 grams, is ~28 millimeters in diameter.

Maker: Unknown.

Marks: Unmarked as to the artist or the maker.

Condition: The token is in good extremely fine condition. It is nicely toned and has its details very well preserved. The token is soiled and shows honest even wear throughout. A great quintessential Hard Times token that is in good extremely fine condition and is well-preserved to add to your collection. The token has a few surface marks, scratches, and dings, but is still in super nice condition with the design ready to pop out of the surface. Please view photos for additional condition information.


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