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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Currency, Counterfeiting and Coins
|Authority to affix the seal to pardon of William F. Sterling, convicted of counterfeiting
|Polk, James K. (James Knox) (1795-1849)
|Sterling was convicted of passing counterfeit coin. Pardon framed with counterfeit coins and "fool's gold." One bust engraving of James K. Polk included as collateral.
|President Pardon Criminals and Outlaws Law Government and Civics Counterfeiting Coins and Currency Forgery and Fraud
|Sterling, William F. (fl. 1846)
|The Presidency; Government & Politics; Law; Banking & Economics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859