1841 Hard Times Copper Token Millions For Defense Not One Cent For Tribute VF+
Description: A good toned very fine or better hard times copper token. The circa 1841 token shows a ship named “Constitution” sailing in a soft sea with full sails in the center of the obverse. There is the legend "WEBSTER CREDIT CURRENT 1841" along the edge on the obverse. The reverse has the words "MILLIONS FOR DEFENCE" along the edge surrounding the words "NOT ONE CENT FOR TRIBUTE" in the center of the reverse with flowers surrounding it and separating the central legend from the peripheral legend. The token has a plain edge and is nicely toned. It weighs ~8.8 gm and is ~28 mm in diameter. The token, which was in circulation during the 1840s was referencing Daniel Webster the senator from the state of Massachusetts at the time. A great looking, scarce, 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 1841.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.
Reference: Rulau HT-16 with Rarity-1.
Weight and Size: The copper token weighs ~8.8 grams, is ~28 millimeters in diameter.
Maker: Uncertain but possibly Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury Connecticut.
Condition: The token is in good very fine or better condition. It is nicely toned and has its details fairly well preserved. The token is soiled and shows honest even wear throughout. The word CONSTITUTION on the obverse ship shows considerable wear but can still be read. The legends on the reverse are still very distinct and readable with wear commensurate with its age and Other than that, the piece is in very fine condition and has nice eye appeal, A great quintessential Hard Times token that is in good very fine condition and is well-preserved to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information.
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