1840 Martin Van Buren. DeWitt-MVB 1840-8, HT-77B, Low-162. Gilt Brass. Choice Very Fine, pierced as usual.
Somewhat dark brown microporous surfaces with generous gilding remaining around the periphery and close to the devices. Sharp and pleasing, if a trifle rough under magnification. A popular piece collected by Hard Times token enthusiasts as well as political collectors.
From the Brian Dobbins Collection of American Political Tokens. Earlier ex Charles McSorley Collection, Part I, Presidential Coin and Antique, November 1997, lot 41.