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    New York Theatre Token, AU53
    W-9080, Park Theatre

    (c. 1798) PENNY New York Theatre Token, W-9080, R.6, AU53 NGC. The "New Theatre" depicted on the obverse of this English-made penny-sized token is an accurate rendering, nearly identical to an engraving that was published in 1797. The cornerstone was laid on May 5, 1795, and the theater was ready for occupancy on January 29, 1798. John Kleeberg penned a detailed 45-page article about the theater and the tokens, "The Theatre at New York," that appeared in The Token: America's Other Money, Richard Doty, editor. That reference was published in 1995 as part of the ANS Coinage of the Americas series. This pleasing chestnut and chocolate-brown example shows light wear but retains nearly all of its mirrored, prooflike surface. Listed on page 80 of the 2018 Guide Book.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# AUBP, PCGS# 90658)


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