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Coins @ Rt 7B South

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Catalog Information

Title
Coins @ Rt 7B South
Accession Number
2017.031.0021
Type
Artifact
Gift of
Philip L Mandolare
Collection Title
Clarendon Artifacts
Collection Description
Artifacts found in Clarendon
Format Description
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Search Engine Type
Thing

This ca. 1830 Canadian Half Penny (backside shown below) was found on Rt 7B South.  It is called a Blacksmith Token because according to legend they were made by a Montreal blacksmith to pay for his liquor.  Blacksmith Tokens were imitations of the British Half Penny and were purposely made to appear old so as to match real British Half Pennies that had been in circulation for a long time.   

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