HT 14       Low 6       AU 55       R-5   

Whig Victory, 1834 Brass, erngrailed edge. 25.7mm. The edge may be described as engrailed or diagonally left reeds. Details...

Struck about 5% off center. Deep yellow-gold toning with one or two inconsequential stains. A very scarce and historically significant hard times token.

Stack's April 14, 1999 sale lot 2023.

   HT 14B UNL       Low 6B UNL       XF-45       R-9   

UNLISTED. Whig Victory, 1834. Silvered brass. Plain edge. 25.7mm. Ship sailing left. The Low Plate Token for this variety, Plate I. This is most-likely the HT-14B that Rulau says may not exist.

About 60% silvering remains on obverse, more than 70% on reverse. Pale silver in most areas, otherwise light brassy gold in color. Struck from the perfect reverse die to celebrate the Whig victory in the New York election of 1834.

Rev: Thare are small reverse linear marks which might be mint made. Shallow reverse rim tics at 7:00 positively match this to the Low plate.

Stack's, July 21, 2004, lot 1034.
Ex. Robert Schonwalter Collection (Stacks, January 20-21, 2004, lot 2244.) Noted by Schonwalter as ex Bauer, Dr. Black.

   HT 15       Low 7       MS 61 BN       R-6   

Whig Victory. 1834. Copper. 27mm. Reeded edge. Liberty cap type. DeWitt 1834-2. Details...

Traces of original red luster and a very strong strike. Undoubtedly the finest known example and the Rulau plate token for this variety. Superior to the Ford specimen sold on June 23, 2004.

Steve Hayden Mail Bid Sale #20, October 18, 2003, Lot 593.
Ex. Roy Harte Collection, Part II (Bowers & Ruddy Galleries, March 27, 1981, lot 1154) where it realized $3,500.

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