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1778-1779 TOKEN Rhode Island Ship Token, Wreath Below, ...

2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328

 
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Auction Ended On: Jul 26, 2003
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Location: Baltimore, MD
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Uncirculated Rhode Island Ship Token, Wreath Below Ship
1778-1779 TOKEN Rhode Island Ship Token, Wreath Below, Brass MS62 NGC. Breen-1141. Betts-563. Apparently Rhode Island Ship tokens were circulated in the American Colonies as most seen show some degree of wear. This piece, however, was obviously set aside. The striking details are very sharply impressed on each side, and there are a few minor abrasions that account for the grade. Lustrous surfaces with pleasing green and brown patina. The Wreath Below Ship type is scarcer and more valuable, especially in high grades, than the variety with no wreath. Listed on page 29 of the 2003 Guide Book. (PCGS# 587)

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