Henry Clay: High grade ASHLAND FARMER medalet w/ 1840
Henry Clay: High grade ASHLAND FARMER medalet w/ 1840 'Scales' reverse

Henry Clay: High grade ASHLAND FARMER medalet w/ 1840 "Scales" reverse

Price: $135.00
Medalet promoting Henry Clay for president, 1844.
Catalog No: 19903
Availability: In Stock.
SIZE: 24 mm
GRADE: Choice/AU

Medalet promoting Henry Clay for president, 1844. Brass. DeWitt HC 1844-36. Holed for suspension. OBV: Bust of Clay with 1844 below; inscription above, HENRY CLAY/ THE ASHLAND FARMER; below, BORN APRIL 12, 1777. REV: Inscription around, WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE AND FOUND WANTING, enclosing scale with DEMOCRATS on banner in upper pan, WHIGS in lower pan, 1840 between the pans.

The reverse dies were cut in 1840 and used on tokens for Harrison and Van Buren (date was not changed for the Clay issue). Choice specimen with bright surfaces, much scarcer than the two standard reverse variants, and rare in this grade.

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