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    1796 End of Pain Medal Sullivan-DeWitt Third Election 1796-1. This 31 mm copper medal was produced in England shortly after the French Revolution and was exported to America where it saw circulation during the election of 1796. The obverse shows a hanging figure marked, "End of Pain." The reverse shows an open book inscribed, "The Wrongs of Man. Jan. Y. 21:1793." These were allusions to the perversions of the ideals promulgated by essayist Thomas Paine. The inscribed date marked the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. About fine, nicely toned. This is probably the most desirable one in the series of "Pain" tokens.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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