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    ANTI JACKSON PAPER AND MEDAL FROM 1834.. Although praised for his actions in dealing with the Nullification Crisis in 1833, Andrew Jackson faced vitriolic opposition to his financial policy. This criticism manifested itself mainly in the issuance of cartoons, as well as a series of tokens which have since been designated "Hard Times" tokens. This lot includes two items from 1834 of an anti-Jackson "persuasion." The first is a tabloid style 4-page newspaper entitled "The Experiment and Office Holder’s Journal." It was published in Boston on August 5, 1834 by "Tar, Feathers, & Co." and its masthead sarcastically proclaims "Perish Credit–Perish Commerce–Hurra for Jackson!" The front page contains a poem, "The Burial of the Figure Head" by one Jack Halyard, who claims responsibility for decapitating the head of Andrew Jackson from the figurehead of the U.S.S. Constitution. This was a real incident, and it was only recently that the head of Jackson was located in France and returned to this country. We have never seen this paper before. It has some normal wear and streaks of glue residue along the left side. It is sold together with a Hard Times token, CE-1834-9, that contains identical slogans. Beneath Jackson’s bust are the words "My Experiment" and the other side says "Perish Credit Perish Commerce", among other derogatory slogans. The token is in EF condition with deep mahogany toning. A fine lot for the collector interested in both financial and political history! (# This item may require additional shipping charges).

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2003
    9th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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