History, Information, and Value of Jackson Aged Head Hard Times Token
Value of Jackson Aged Head Hard Times Token
Although it is dateless, the Jackson Aged Head Hard Times Token was minted in 1832. The token is a slight variation of previous versions, and that variation can be found within the locks of the hair. Do not expect to find a fully struck coin, because all of these strikes are rather weak. There will be significant wear on the high parts of the token. Stacks Bowers has sold several of these coins. The best coin fetched $40,250 and another brought in $38,187.50. This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-3.
The obverse text reads “Andrew Jackson.” and the reverse text reads “The Bank Must Perish. The Union Must and Shall Be Pre-served.” The obverse of the token has a portrait of Andrew Jackson, and the reverse has inscribed text surrounded by a wreath.
In general, tokens can be very hard to identify. The minting process was very inconsistent, so there were often several varieties of one coin. If you own a Hard Times Medal and are unable to identify which one you might own, please contact one of our experts for assistance. We are rare token experts and have the knowledge and understanding needed to give you a good estimate on what your token is worth.