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University of Notre Dame, Department of Special Collections
by Louis Jordan

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James C. Spilman and the Colonial Newsletter Foundation

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FAQ: Hogge or Sommer Island Money

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Original examples of these coins are fairly rare and one in fine condition would be worth several thousand dollars. Most people inquiring about this item either have a Dickeson copy (valued at about $200 in excellent condition) or a modern reproduction (worth about $1.00).

On our page https://coins.nd.edu/ColCoin/ColCoinText/SommerIsland.html we have an example of a modern copy and a Dickeson reproduction.