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   

Henry 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.

   HT 79B       Low 193       AU-55       R-8   

Henry Clay. DeWitt HC 1840. Gilt Brass. 27.8mm. Rare gilt brass variety.

Attribution: DeWitt HC 1840-1

Obv: Two carbon spots are in the field behind Clay's head.

Rev: The WE is relatively bold, which is uncommon for this variety.

The Sara Hinckley Collection of Hard Times Tokens, PCAC Exonumia Auction #76, November 11, 2006, lot 316.

   HT 805       VF-25       R-5   

Henry Clay. 1845. Gilt Brass. 24mm.Details

This token appears cleaned. However, according to Sullivan, the gilded brass pieces were heavily coated in an attempt to simulate gold.

Obv: HENRY CLAY ELECTED PRESIDENT A.D. 1844.

Rev: THE MILLBOY OF THE SLASHES / INAUGURATED / MARCH 4TH 1845. DeWitt HC 1844-33.

   HT 806       Unc       R-5   

Henry Clay. 1845. Gilt Brass. 25.5mm.

Holed, as issued. Unsigned, but McSorley ascribes this piece to the Miller firm of Louisville, KY. The 1845 date on the obverse anticipates the inaugural that was never to be for Clay.

Rev: A few minor reverse spots.

PCAC Auction #77, June 30, 2007, lot 1293.

   HT 807       AU-55       R-3   

Henry Clay. The Ashland Farmer. 1844. Brass. 23.5mm.

Bust left. Around: HENRY CLAY THE ASHLAND FARMER 1844 / BORN APRIL 12, 1777. Rv: Balance scales with WHIGS outweighing DEMOCRATS. Around: WEIGHED IN BALANCE & FOUND WANTING / 1840. Isuued holed for suspension.

Obv: Henry Clay / The Ashland Farmer / Born April 12, 1777 / 1844.

Rev: Weighed in Balance & Found Wanting / 1840. Holed for suspension as made.

PCAC Auction #77, June 30, 2007, lot 1298.















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