Martin Van Buren Campaign Token

Unknown American, American

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1840

Brass

Overall: 7/8 in. (2.3 cm)

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

165.31.31563

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact

Classification

American History

Not on view

Inscription

obv: Inscribed, around edge: MARTIN VAN BUREN / BORN DEC: 5, 1782. [Enclosing a bust of Van Buren facing left] rev: Inscribed, around edge: WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE & FOUND WANTING [Enclosing scales balanced in favor of side inscribed: DEMOCRATS over side inscribed: WHIGS.]; inscribed, at center :1840

Provenance

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

Catalogue Raisonne

Satterlee #65; Bushnell Election Medalets #10

Old Number

1840-9

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