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    1779 Rhode Island Ship Token, MS63 Brown
    Brass, Betts-563, Wreath Below Ship
    Ex: Ted L. Craig Collection

    1779 Rhode Island Ship Token, Wreath Below, Brass, MS63 Brown PCGS. Betts-563, W-1740, R.3. Rhode Island Ship tokens were struck in pewter and brass. According to Christopher McDowell, none were issued in copper, though this example is certified Brown by PCGS. The lot description from the Ted Craige catalog states that Craig referred to the present piece as "Gem Unc, Perfect!" Indeed, this is a splendid specimen. The strike is sharp throughout. Mahogany-brown luster illuminates design elements, with hints of steel-gray throughout the fields and high points. We note only mint-made flan flaws near the L in YLAND and above the 1 in 1779. Listed on page 45 of the 2022 Guide Book.
    Ex: Abe Kosoff, 12/1960; Ted L. Craige Collection (Stack's Bowers, 2/2013), lot 200.
    From The Dickson Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AUM, PCGS# 587)


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