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ACS Liberia cent 1833
ACS Liberia cent 1833

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copperhobbie



Registered: September 2005
Location: northern California
Posts: 1
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American Colonization Society Liberian cent of 1833. This one is a previously unrecorded die combination of the CH1/5 obverse and CH4/6 reverse dies known so far. Other characteristics are that the palm leaves are detached from the trunk (from die polishing)and the underside of the upper serif of 'D' in A.D. chipped and enlarged. Both features and the use of die combination indicate the dies were well worn. The original monograph by Colver and Harley has 6 varieties. This is the 8th and both known examples are presented here.
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Keywords: liberia ACS slave anti-slave abolitionist
Denomination: 1 Cent Token
Reference #: CH-8 (tentative attribution for new/RARE variety)
Date/Mintmark: 1833
Condition: VF+ (encrusted)
Metal: CU
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jmoneta

Registered: July 2005
Posts: 1
March 4, 2006 2:28pm

Thanks for the fabulous, previously undocumented, variety! See the download Library for further research on these very interesting tokens.
Moneta

Registered: August 2005
Location: Arizona USA
Posts: 2,121
March 11, 2006 1:56pm

Be sure to check out an example of the 7th know variety here in the Gallery. Copperhobbie has uploaded his example of the most distictive variety of all; the 'sun disc' type.
Moneta

Registered: August 2005
Location: Arizona USA
Posts: 2,121
November 29, 2008 3:56pm

Here are links to articles about the ACS tokens and the Belleville mint:
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