Medal promoting Martin Van Buren for president, 1840. White metal. DeWitt MVB 1840-2. Holed for suspension.
OBV: Bust of Van Buren to left in stippled suit with JFT (engraver) near truncation; around, MARTIN VAN BUREN & DEMOCRACY. REV: A Temple of Liberty with base inscribed LIBERTY, surmounted by flying eagle, flanked by flowering shrubs to right and left; above, A UNIFORM & SOUND CURRENCY; below, THE SUB. TREASURY, eight stars grouped four to right and four to left.
The signature Van Buren medal. High grade example that retains original silver finish and sharp devices.