Copper Hard Times Token, 1837

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Hard Times Token (unknown) US coin from 1837. Obverse has a tortoise carrying a chest marked SUB TREASURY. The inscription beneath the turtle reads - 1837 FISCAL AGENT. The surrounding inscription reads EXECUTIVE EXPERIMENT. Reverse shows the left-facing image of a mule surrounded by the inscription - I FOLLOW IN THE STEPS OF MY ILLUSTRIOUS PREDECESSOR.


Scott Stamp & Coin Co. Standard Coin Catalogue (New York: Scott Stamp & Coin Co., 1893) 23


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