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Seldom Seen New Yorke Token
Choice Fine, Breen-245

Undated TOKEN New Yorke Token, Brass Fine 15 PCGS. Breen-245. A very rare Colonial-era token that was unknown until a lead impression was discovered in the Hague in the 1850s. According to Breen, the obverse devices of Venus and Cupid under a palm tree suggest propaganda for the colonies as a place to enjoy life. With the E added to YORK, it is not possible to pin down the date of this issue precisely as this spelling occurs intermittently between 1664 and the 1770s. Approximately 10 pieces are known in brass and four are believed extant in lead. This piece is evenly worn, but the outline of the devices are fully recognizable. The fields are granular and show deeper brown toning that contrasts with the olive-tan accents on the devices. An exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire this undated apocryphal farthing. Listed on page 45 of the 2008 Guide Book.
Ex: David Bruce Collection (Heritage, 1/2002), lot 5049, which realized $8,740.
From The Liberty Collection of American Colonial Coinage, Part Three. (PCGS# 226)

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May-Jun, 2008
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