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    1778-1779 Rhode Island Ship Token, AU50
    Wreath Below, Copper, Betts-563, W-1740

    1778-1779 TOKEN Rhode Island Ship Token, Wreath Below, Copper AU50 PCGS. Betts-563, W-1740, R.4. Although their history is not well-documented, these popular Revolutionary War-era tokens are now thought to have been created as a propaganda device by the British, intended for a Dutch audience, in their quest to ensure that the Dutch remain neutral in the British conflict with the American Colonies. This is a well-struck, evenly worn, unabraded example with rich walnut-brown toning over both sides. Housed in an old green label PCGS holder. Listed on page 50 of the 2015 Guide Book.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AUM, PCGS# 576)


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    October, 2014
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