These privately made pieces, comprising merchant, political and satirical pieces, were used during a time of political and financial crisis in the United States. The Panic of 1837, during Van Buren's presidency came to be known as "Hard Tim.... Read More
This is a Satirical Hard Times Token dated 1834.
Obverse depicts a a wild boar running to the left surrounded by the phrase "Perish Credit Perish Commerce / My Victory / My Third Head / Down with the Bank". Reverse has a small bust of a .... Read More