1859 John Brown Token
DeWitt-SL-1859-1, White Metal
MS65 PL [NGC]
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DeWitt-SL-1859-1 variety, struck in White Metal.

A really interesting and dramatic piece with the bold obverse legend SLAVERY THE SUM OF ALL VILLANIES [sic] surrounding a portrait of abolitionist John Brown.

The reverse legend RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY IS OBEDIENCE TO GOD surrounds a hangman and the phrase GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH. 

And while this issue can be found in AU, or dinged up low mint state, this piece is something of a numismatic freak of nature, absolutely gem, with deeply mirrored fields and exceptional eye appeal.

This coin is from the CRO archives and is not currently available for sale.

 


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