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    Henry Clay: Rare 1832 "American System" Medal [Possibly Unique]. DeWitt HC-1828-1, 38 mm white metal. A profile view of Henry Clay can be seen on the obverse while, on the reverse, an eagle bearing the United States crest is pictured surrounded by the words "The Advocate of The American System". Great shape with some minor tin pest. DeWitt only lists four different Clay medals for 1832. He did not have access to this example and erroneously listed it as an 1828 campaign item, a year in which Clay was not a presidential candidate. This is the specimen from the Charles McSorley Collection sold by Presidential Coin & Antique in 1997, where is realized $1500. We believe it may be the only example known. Selections from the Collection of Tom Charles Huston.

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    May, 2021
    15th Saturday
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