HT 394       Low 217       AU 55       R-7   

Charles Bender & Co. S.E. Corner 3rd and Chestnut. 1837-44. Brass. 27mm. 38 Cents variety.

This is a primitive piece containing a brass planchet with incused descriptions. The planchet is slighly irregular, though the incused lettering is sharp and bold.

The Sara Hinckley Collection of Hard Times Tokens, PCAC Exonumia Auction #76, November 11, 2006, lot 96.
Ex. Julian Leidman Collection, Bowers and Merena, Inc. and Presidential Coin and Antique Company, April 12, 1986, lot #4603 (where it brought $539.00).
Ex. PCAC Exonumia Auction #32, 1982, lot 22.

   HT 399       Low 181       XF-45       R-6   

CHARLES W. BENDER, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 1842. German Silver. 16mm. Details...

Uniface. Die is just beginning to fill along lower right side with the result that the beads from 4-6:00 are weak. In later stages, the right side of the 4 is very weak, however, on this example it is bold.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 123.
Probably Ex. Donald Miller Collection.

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