Lot Number:41
Start Time:4/23/2024 4:00:00 AM
End Time:5/12/2024 10:33:00 PM
Bid Count:9
Winning Bidder:w****2
Starting Bid:$1.00
Bid Increment:$1.50
Current Bid:$16.00
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Unearth a Piece of History: 1837 "Millions for Defence - Not One Cent for Tribute" Hard Times Token

This auction offers a unique chance to acquire an 1837 Hard Times Token, a conversation starter steeped in American history.

A Time of Economic Turmoil:

Minted between the 1830s and the 1850s, Hard Times Tokens emerged during a period of economic hardship in the United States. These tokens were privately issued substitutes for scarce government-issued coinage.

A Patriotic Message:

The inscription "Millions for Defence - Not One Cent for Tribute" reflects the strong nationalistic sentiment of the time. It expressed the public's willingness to fund national defense but refused to pay excessive foreign debts.

A Collector's Item:

The value of an 1837 Hard Times Token depends on its condition, rarity, and variety. Here's what to consider:

  • Condition: Well-preserved tokens are more valuable than heavily worn ones.
  • Rarity: Certain varieties or mintages of 1837 Hard Times Tokens are rarer than others.
  • Variety: There are numerous variations in design elements like lettering or imagery.

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Owning a Legacy:

An 1837 Hard Times Token is more than just a piece of metal; it's a tangible link to a challenging era in American history. It represents a time of economic strife, but also of unwavering national pride.

This token is a captivating conversation starter and a valuable addition to any collection of historical artifacts or numismatic oddities!

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