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Hard Times token

Object Number: 
INV.13784.9
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Brass token; hole in top; bust of William Henry Harrison on obverse inscribed: "MAJ: GENL W.H. HARRISON / BORN FEB. 9. 1773"; reverse with image of log cabin, inscribed "THE PEOPLES CHOICE/IN THE YEAR/1840"
Gallery Label: 
These tokens were not meant for circulation. The tokens were part of a series of holed election medalets of the 1840 campaign.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Gordon Whitman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group