Martin Van Buren Campaign Token

Unknown American, American

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1840

Brass

Overall: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Ralph Becker, Father of William Becker, Class of 1964

165.31.31562

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact

Classification

American History

Not on view

Inscription

obv: Inscribed: THE SOBER SECOND THOUGHTS / OF THE PEOPLE ARE O.K,; [Star to right and left, enclosing bust of Van Buren facing left] rev: Inscribed, around edge: THE INDEPENDANT. SUB. TREASURY / THE. CHOICE OF. THE. PEOPLE; [Star to right and left, enclosing safe surmounted by eagle with scroll in beak] Scroll inscribed: JUSTICE EQUALIT.

Course History

HIST 18, Nineteenth Century American Politics, Robert Bonner, Spring 2014

HIST 18, US Political History of the 19th Century, Robert Bonner, Fall 2012

Provenance

Collected by Raph E. Becker (1907-1994), father of William W. Becker, Class of 1964; given to present collection, 1965.

Catalogue Raisonne

Satterlee #59; Low #172; Bushnell Election Medalets #9

Old Number

1840-6

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