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   HT 41       Low 27       AU-55       R-7   

Liberty - Not One Cent. Bushnell fantasy. 28mm. Copper. 10 gms. A star has been added on each side of FOR and a dash below CENT. Thick planchet. Details...

Granular with traces of old oxidation on the surfaces. Some examples of Low 27 are overstruck on large cents or other Hard Times Tokens. This one, pedigreed by Donald Miller to the Hetrich Collection, is not.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 32.
Ex. Donald Miller collection.
Ex. Hetrick collection.

   HT 42       Low 28       MS 63 BN       R-1   

Liberty - Not One Cent. 1837. Copper. 28mm. The wreath has six berries outside, seven inside.

Nice olive brown toning overall. Rare in this high grade.

Stack's April 15, 1992 sale lot 3583.

   HT 45       Low 30       MS 63 BN       R-2   

Liberty - Not One Cent. 1837. Copper. 28mm. Chin & point of bust short; curl on below neck, both terminate left, the latter above 37.

A lovely brown uncirculated specimen. Superior to the John J. Ford specimen sold on June 23, 2004.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 34.
Probably Ex. Donald Miller Collection.

   HT 46       Low 31       MS 62 BN       R-2   

NOT ONE CENT. Millions for Defense. 1837. Bronze. 28.1mm. Nose sharp; point above 1 in date; lowest horizontal (only instance) with curl terminating right; above 7; end of scroll beneath second U in UNUM.

About Uncirculated. Brown toning overall. A sharp, well struck coin.

Stack's Coin Galleries February 27, 2001 sale, lot 1333.

   HT 46R       VF-35       R-3   

Millions for Defense, Not One Cent for Tribute. Copper. 28.1mm. 3 struck over 5 in 1837. Details...

   HT 47       Low 32       MS 64 BN       R-1   

Liberty - Not One Cent. 1837. Copper. 28mm. Curl on and below neck, both terminate at left; end of scroll under N in UNUM, which is double-cut at bottom.

Largely mint red surfaces overall.

Stack's June 23, 1992 sale lot 19.

   HT 48       Low 33       MS 65 BN       R-1   

Liberty - Not One Cent. 1837. Copper. 28mm. Curl on and below neck, both terminate at left; end of scroll under N in UNUM, which is double-cut at bottom. The wreath has five berries inside, three outside (one opposite second E in DEFENCE).

Very well struck with nearly flawless fields.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 49       Low 34       MS 64 BN       R-1   

Liberty - Not One Cent. 1837. Copper. 28mm. No obvious letter distortion, though worn. As reverse of HT 47. Right stems as original.

Tan with hints of aqua, red and gold toning. Some cartwheel under lovely satin surfaces.

   HT 50       Low 35       MS 63 BN       R-2   

Liberty - Not One Cent. 1837. Copper. 28mm. Retouched die. Stemps recut at certain points. Die failing at ILL of MILLIONS. Dot after E of TRIBUTE almost disappeared.

Mostly brown with a few scattered traces of mint color. Light marks only.

The John J. Ford Collection (Stack's, June 23, 2004, lot 90).
Ex. F.C.C. Boyd Estate.

   HT 51       Low 36       MS 64 BN       R-2   

Liberty - Not One Cent. (1840). Copper. 28mm. The wreath has six berries inside, two outside.

Nice uniform milk chocolate color. Needle sharp strike.

   HT 52       Low 39       MS 64 BN       R-1   

Liberty-Oak Leaves, Not One Cent. 1837. Copper. 28mm. All tokens HT 45 thru HT 52 were struck by Scovill in Waterbury, Conn.

Splendid brown toning overall with much fading red.

Stack's Americana sale, January 15-17, 2002, lot 561.

   HT 53       Low 41       UNC 60       R-7   
Millions For Defense - Not One Cent. Bushnell Fantasy. Copper. 28.5mm. Wreath has three berries outside, six inside. Details...

Deep brownish red with some darker spots, small deposits. Extremely rare, struck for Charles Ira Bushnell, pioneer cataloguer of Hard Times Tokens. Stacks: "We note only four auction records in the past 50 years. It is doubtful more than 6 are known."

Stack's January 21, 2003 sale, lot 1248.
Ex. Griner Collection (Bowers & Marena, March 1989).
Ex. Garrett Collection (Bowers & Marena, March 1980, lot 1129).

   HT 54       Low 42       UNC 63       R-7   

Millions For Defense - Not One Cent. Bushnell Fantasy. Copper. 29.4mm. Details...

Uncirculated, with slightly granular surfaces. Attractive brown color with some tinges of red. A great rarity! Stacks: This might be the rarest of the Bushnell pieces.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 39.
Probably Ex. Donald Miller Collection.

   HT 55       Low 43       AU-55       R-7   

Millions For Defense - Not One Cent. Bushnell fantasy. 29.5mm. Copper. 9.9 grams. Lightening added above the ship and a fire topmast and main-topmast falling forward. Details...

About Uncirculated with dark oxidized surfaces. Well struck in most areas. Some porosity as made.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 126. (Not from the Litman Collection itself.)

   HT 56       Low 45       MS 65 BN       R-1   

Liberty - Not One Cent. 1837. Copper. 28mm. The wreath has five berries inside, three outside (one opposite second E in DEFENCE). Details...

Very well struck and very attractive. Uniform chocolate brown toning overall.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 57       Low 46       UNC 63       R-1   

Liberty - Not One Cent. 1837. Copper. 28mm.

Choice brown uncirculated. Glossy and lustrous but very little cartwheel effect. Reddish tan and light brown with some iridescence. Needle sharp strike on both obverse and reverse.

   HT 58       Low 69       UNC 65       R-1   

Liberty - Not One Cent. 1841. Copper. 28mm. HT 56, 57 58, 61 and 62 are Scovill strikes. Details...

Brown and irridescent surfaces. Very well struck with georgeous tones of gold and green blending to brown.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 59       Low 70       UNC 63       R-7   

Liberty - Not One Cent. Bushnell fantasy. 27.9mm. 9.1 grams. Copper. The wreath has three berries outside and four inside; the berries are larger and letters smaller. Details...

Uncirculated, with lightly oxidized surfaces. Stacks Ford: An extremely rare issue with only 5 auction appearances since 1958.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 57.
Probably Ex. Donald Miller Collection.

   HT 60       Low 71       AU-58       R-7   

Liberty - Not One Cent. Bushnell fantasy. 28mm. 9.5 grams. Copper. A small six-pointed star has beem added on each side of FOR and one small berry to inside of wreath. Details...

About Uncirculated with light oxidation throughout over a medium brown patina. On reverse, the C in DEFENCE is barely visible. Liberty Head with roses and leaves. Stacks Ford: Jjust as extremely rare as Low 70 with well under 10 pieces known.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 58.
Probably Ex. Donald Miller Collection.

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