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New Hampshire's Lone President, Depicted in Brass

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SKU: 10011099

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(1852) Franklin Pierce campaign token. Brass, 26 mm. Dewitt FP 1852-5. Dies by Smith and Hartmann. About Uncirculated. Holed for suspension, as issued. Richly lustrous brassy gold on both obverse and reverse, with just a whisper of visible rub. Nice surface quality, a little speck present in front of Pierce's tie, some harmless verdigris along the reverse rim below 3:00. Unusually nice for this type, which was catalogued in Bushnell's 1858 work on election tokens. Pierce remains our only President from New Hampshire. His Vice President, William King of Alabama, survived in the office for less than a month, after which Pierce went without a veep. There aren't too many numismatic souvenirs of the forgotten Pierce administration around. Dewitt lists just nine varieties of political tokens struck for him in 1852; compare this to 46 for Zachary Taylor in 1848, 13 for Buchanan in 1856, and 120 for Lincoln in 1860.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10011099

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Details

(1852) Franklin Pierce campaign token. Brass, 26 mm. Dewitt FP 1852-5. Dies by Smith and Hartmann. About Uncirculated. Holed for suspension, as issued. Richly lustrous brassy gold on both obverse and reverse, with just a whisper of visible rub. Nice surface quality, a little speck present in front of Pierce's tie, some harmless verdigris along the reverse rim below 3:00. Unusually nice for this type, which was catalogued in Bushnell's 1858 work on election tokens. Pierce remains our only President from New Hampshire. His Vice President, William King of Alabama, survived in the office for less than a month, after which Pierce went without a veep. There aren't too many numismatic souvenirs of the forgotten Pierce administration around. Dewitt lists just nine varieties of political tokens struck for him in 1852; compare this to 46 for Zachary Taylor in 1848, 13 for Buchanan in 1856, and 120 for Lincoln in 1860.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10011099

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