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    1799 Associate Church Token, XF40
    Rulau E-NY-622, New York, New York

    1799 New York, New York, New York Associate Church, R. E-NY-622, R.7, XF40 NGC. White metal, plain edge. A major rarity that Robert Vlack calls "the earliest dated American communion token." The white metal composition of this token is likely pewter or perhaps lead. The surfaces are attractive light gray with strong lettering on both sides. This token is listed on page 46 of the Standard Catalog of United States Tokens 1700-1900 where Russell Rulau states that only seven pieces are known and gives a catalog value of $3,000 in XF. The Associate Church in America is an offshoot of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland. This is an extremely important and rare 18th century American token and only the second example that we have handled.

    A note from American Journal of Numismatics reader John Thomson appeared in the October 1873 issue: "I beg to state that, from 1784 to 1870, tokens were in use in my church. Our tokens were small oval pieces of lead, bearing on the one side the former name of the church-Associate Church, N.Y.-and on the other side, the date-1799."
    Ex: Richard Picker (2/14/1972); Donald G. Partrick.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    December, 2020
    6th Sunday
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