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    1838 Am I Not a Man and a Brother Token
    Low-54A, HT-82, Fine Details
    The Fourth Known Example

    1838 Am I Not a Man and a Brother Hard Times Token, Low-54A, HT-82, High R.7 -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. Fine. Copper. Four examples of this famous Hard Times token are known. The other three specimens are the Newman, Ford, and Don Miller coins. In 2011, this became the fourth known example when it was discovered in Canada, realizing $37,950 in its first public offering. This is its second. These tokens are patterned after late 18th century British Conder tokens. A similar and plentiful token, Low-54, shows a kneeling female figure and the inscription "Am I Not a Woman and a Sister." Low-54A is believed to be a pattern. The surfaces of this Fine Details example are a deep brown with extensive granularity from improper storage. Definition remains good for the grade, with mentionable softness limited to RT and 38. A monumental offering for Hard Times token specialists, and really any admirer of great American rarities.
    Ex: Discovered in Canada; Philadelphia Americana Sale (Stack's 9/2011), lot 445.
    From The Poulos Family Collection, Part II.


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    September, 2019
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