Black History 1838 Anti-Slavery "Am I Not A Woman And A Sister" 1838-Dated, Anti-Slavery Hard Times Token, "Am I Not A Woman And A Sister." Copper, Rulau 81. (Low 54), Choice Extremely Fine. Choice quality Anti-Slavery Token that measures about 1" in diameter and is styled after Josiah Wedgewood's very popular, "Am I Not a Man and a Brother" Anti-Slavery theme plaque, a design which also appeared on some British tokens issued around 1795. This historic token sought to bring attention to the plight of Slaves, in this instance particularly the Black Women who were being held in bondage in many of the Southern States. The obverse features a Black Woman down upon one knee, her arms shackled and pleading for humanity. The reverse has "Liberty 1838" within a wreath, with the words, "United States Of America" surrounding. This premium example being particularly sharp in strike with a clear full 1838 date and glossy smooth hard surfaces that are very attractive.
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Black History & Slavery: (Lots 1 - 63) Abraham Lincoln Related: (Lots 64 - 74) Historic Autographs: (Lots 75 - 235) Colonial America: (Lots 236 - 261) Revolutionary War: (Lots 262 - 304) George Washington Related: (Lots 305 - 306) Early American Guns & Weapons: (Lots 307 - 318)