Henry Clay and the American System

Henry Clay and the American System

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Catalog Number:16983


28 mm



Medalet promoting Henry Clay for president, 1840. Copper. DeWitt HC 1840-1.

OBV: Togated bust of Clay to right, I.B.C. (signature of engraver) at truncation; around, HENRY CLAY AND THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. REV: Inscription, UNITED WE STAND, enclosed by laurel wreath.

Scarce medalet for Clay as a Whig hopeful; the nomination went to William Henry Harrison. The engraver clearly had no idea what Clay actually looked like! A high grade and uncommonly well-struck specimen (reverse inscription is usually weak; "WE" is often missing).

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