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 Anti-Andrew Jackson Supporting Martin Van Buren Token
 
This token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1834. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that is still in business today. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods, including tokens. This “hard times token” mocked President Andrew Jackson for his economic policies.
Obverse: Andrew Jackson popping out of a chest holding a money bag and a sword. Legend: I TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY.
Reverse: Donkey with label “LLD.” Legend: THE CONSTITUTION AS I UNDERSTAND IT, ROMAN FIRMNESS and VETO.

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AJ-3  Martin Van Buren 1841 Daniel Webster Credit Hard Times Token

What a fabulous hard times token! This authentic anti Van Buren political satirical token features on the obverse the ship Amistad and reads: WEBSTER CREDIT 1841 CURRENCY. The reverse features Amistad and reads: VAN BUREN METALLIC 1837 CURRENCY. La Amistad was a 19th-century two mast schooner of about 120 feet (37 m). Built in the United States, La Amistad (Spanish for 'friendship') was originally named Friendship but she was renamed after being purchased by a Spaniard. Strictly speaking, La Amistad was not a slave ship; she was not designed to transport large cargoes of slaves, nor did she engage in the Middle Passage of Africans to the Americas. 
Obverse says "Millioins for Defense" - "Not One Cent for Tribute" 

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Beautiful Detailed George Washington Effanbee Doll with Stand.  Excellent condition--over a foot tall and breathtaking--comes from smoke-free home. 
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