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    Rhode Island Ship Token 1779

    Grant reproduction


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    1778         Kenney, p. 14                         RI Ship Token - Grant copy

    Obverse:  DE ADMIRAALS FLAG van ADMIRAAL HOWE 1779 [H.M.G. in waves]
    Reverse:   D'vlugtende AMERICAANEN van ROHDE YLAND Augt, 1778

    Weight:  203.0 g   (13.15 grams)                  Diameter:  32.4 mm

    Comments:  This is a modern brass copy of the Rhode Island Token made in 1936 by the Robbins Company of Attleboro, Massachusetts for Horace M. Grant. Grant owned a hobby shop at 109 Empire Street in Providence, Rhode Island. His initials (H.M.G.) were added in the ocean area on the obverse so the copy could be easily distinguished from the original.

    Provenance:  From the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Collection.

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