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   HT 61       Low 37       MS 62 BN       R-2   

Mint Drop. 1837. Copper. 28mm. Plain edge.

A light brown example with considerable mint red on the reverse (25%). Missing from the John J. Ford collection sold on June 23, 2004.

The Robert Schonwalter Collection of U.S. Hard Times Tokens, Stacks, January 20, 2004, lot 2257.
Ex. New Netherlands Coin Company, February 28, 1957.

   HT 62       Low 38       MS 63 BN       R-1   

Liberty Mint Drop. 1837. Copper. 28mm. Details...

Brown Uncirculated with some red around the periphery of both sides. Sloppy design work makes the reverse legend apparently read: LBENTONIAN CURRENCY.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 38.
Probably Ex. Donald Miller Collection.

   HT 63       Low 55       MS 62 BN       R-1   

Mint Drop. 1838. Copper. 29mm. Details...

Grotesque Liberty head resembling an indian squaw. Immaculate glossy brown surfaces join a splendid strike to distringuish this exceptional specimen, one of the finest known of this token, generally found in battered and well-circulated condition.

Stack's Americana sale, January 15-17, 2002, lot 572.

   HT 63A       Low 55A       MS 61 BN       R-9   

Mint Drop. 1838. Copper. 29mm. HT 63 overstruck on HT72. Loco Foco design.

This unique piece is the Rulau plate coin for this variety. Some faded red toning adds to the allure.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 64       Low 68       MS 63 BN       R-1   

Mint Drop. 1841. Copper. 28mm. Details...

Crisp, problem-free token. Pleasing brown toning.

   HT 65       Low 40       MS 65 BN       R-2   

Phoenix-May Tenth. 1837. Copper. 28mm.

The Patterson Sale, Kagin's May 6, 1988, lot 2325.

   HT 66       Low 47       MS 64 BN       R-1   

Phoenix-May Tenth. 1837. Copper. 28mm. Details...

Light brown and mellowed red toning.

Stack's January 21, 2003 sale, lot 1249.
Ex. Herbert M. Oechsner Collection (Stack's, September 1988, lot 475), previously from the Miller and Tilden Collections.

   HT 66A       Low 47A       MS 62 BN       R-1   

May Tenth. 1837. Copper. 28mm. On 66A, both sides face the same way. On 66, each side is in inverse relation to the other.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 67       Low 48       XF-45       R-1   

May Tenth. 1837. Copper. 28mm.

   HT 67A UNL       Low 48A UNL       XF-45       R-9   

UNLISTED. May Tenth. 1837. Silvered. 28mm. Unlisted in silver plated metal.

Possibly unique piece. This piece is not listed in Rulau 6th Edition.

   HT 67F       Low 48F       F-25       R-9   

May Tenth. 1837. Copper. A crude contemporary counterfeit struck copy of HT-67.

Very rough surfaces as usual for this piece.

   HT 68       Low 67       MS 62 BN       R-1   

I Take The Responsibility. 1841. Copper. 28mm. HT 64, 65, 66, 66A, 67 and 68 are Scovill strikes. Details...

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 69       Low 44       UNC Details       R-1   

I Take The Responsibility. 1837. Copper. 28-1/2mm. Letters & date larger, stars smaller and si-pointed bowsprit points to star before V. Details...

Considerable mint red and thus scarce.

Stack's June 23, 1992 sale lot 24.

   HT 70       Low 51       MS 65 BN       R-1   

I Take The Responsibility. (1833). Copper. Details...

Very lusterous light brown and problem free. Die is beginning to show signs of deterioration through long use. Some rust, very typical for this token.

Ex. Richard Gross Collection.

   HT 70 Error       Low 51 Error       XF-45       R-8   

Andrew Jackson. I Take The Responsibility.

Slightly (15%) off center, with big die cracks through the lower obverse. Smooth planchet, but has dark areas.

   HT 70A       Low 171       UNC 60       R-3   

I Take The Responsibility. (1833). Copper gilt. 28-29mm.

Nearly full gilding remains. Sharply struck and attractive.

Stack's April 15, 1992 sale lot 3641.
Ex John L. Roper II sale (Stack's March 20, 1984, lot 428).

   HT 71       Low 52       MS 64       R-2   

I Take The Responsibility. (1837). Brass. 29mm. Details...

Fully mint state. Pleasing light gold surfaces.

Stack's June 23, 1992 sale lot 33.
Ex Roy Harte Collection, Part II (Bowers & Ruddy Galleries, March 27, 1981 sale, lot 1144).

   HT 72       Low 53       XF-40       R-2   

I Take The Responsibility. Copper. 29mm. This is an inferior copy of Low 51 with no "H" under the safe.

Rev: Some pencil point digs in "VETO" and general weakness of strike in the lettering at the bottom.

Stack's Coin Galleries Nov 9, 1994 sale, Lot 2977.

   HT 73       Low 49       MS 64       R-1   

Half Cent of Pure Copper. 1837. Copper. 23.5mm.

The obverse has an eagle similar to the contemporary silver coinage, while the reverse has a closed wreath. Lovely honey-brown color, with smooth surfaces and moderate softness of strike on eagle's shield.

Heritage Numismatic Auctions, 2003 Long Beach Signature Sale 330, lot 9711.

   HT 75       Low 56       AU-55       R-3   

Martin Van Buren. (1840). Copper. 28mm. DeWitt MVB 1840-6. Unsigned, but ascribed by McSorley to Frederick B. Smith. Holed as isued. Details...

Rulau plate coin. This token is struck from the same dies as the MVB 1840-6 piece. This piece, however, is struck in brass (and thus has a different Low & HT number). Ex. Chet Krause. PCAC Exonumia Auction #74, December 10, 2005, lot 67. Ex. Chet Krause

   HT 75A       Low 172       VF-35       R-3   

Martin Van Buren. Brass. 1840. 24mm. Details...

Cleaned one time.

Stack's June 23, 1992 sale lot 38.

   HT 76       Low 57       AU 55       R-6   

Martin Van Buren. Subtreasury and Democracy. MVB 1840-7. Brass. 23mm. Details...

Holed as made. This is one of the finest known of this variety! An elusive issue missing from all but advanced collections.

The Charles Litman Collection, PCAC sale #72, December 6, 2003, lot 47.
Probably Ex. Donald Miller Collection.

   HT 77       Low 162       VF 30 BN       R-5   

Martin Van Buren. Independent Treasury. 1840. Copper. 24mm. Details...

Holed as made. A nice, evenly worn specimen.

   HT 77B       Low 183B       XF-45       R-8   

Martin Van Buren. Independent Treasury. Gilt Copper. Pain edge. 24mm. Holed for suspension as made. MVB 1840-8. Numbers 77, 77A and 77B always occur holed. 77 has either a plain or diagonally reeded edge, while 77A and B have a plain edge. These pieces may not have seen currency use.

Holed as made. Traces of gilding (10%) remain around the rims.

The Robert Schonwalter Collection of U.S. Hard Times Tokens, Stacks, January 20, 2004, lot 2303.
Ex. New Netherlands Coin Company, May 17, 1952. Noted as Bought as L162.

   HT 78       Low 190       AU 55       R-4   

Martin Van Buren. (1836). Grilt Brass. 26mm.

Nice evenly struck and evenly worn piece.

NASCA sale, lot 1354.

   HT 79       Low 192       UNC 65       R-2   

Henry Clay. (1840). Copper. 27.4mm.

Possibly finest known. Uncirculated with considerable red on both sides.

Rev: "WE" is weakly struck as is common for this variety."

The Litman, Dreyfus & Sullivan Collections (PCAC sale #73, December 4, 2004, lot 26).

   HT 79A       Low 193       MS 61       R-3   

Henery Clay. DeWitt HC 1840. Brass. 22mm. By John B. Gardiner. Young draped bust, THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. Rv. Laurel, UNITED/ WE/ STAND.

Sharp strike with golden lustre.

Stack's April 14, 1999 sale lot 2038.

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