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Token: US Masonic Penny (Free Masons Medallion)  1780 to Date
Token: US Masonic Penny (Free Masons Medallion) 1780 to Date

I am not familiar with terminology in Free Masonry, but apparently the Royal Arch is a branch or order or subgroup borne out of original Masonic origins. There a many, many designs to their medallions. R.A.M. stands for Royal Arch Masons. HTWSSTKS refers to a stone cutter and architect in the Bible.

The penny token in our picture was struck privately for the Joshua Chapter No. 2 of the Holy Royal Arch Masonic Lodge in Connecticut, USA. It's quite an old chapter of Freemasonry - in 2013 they celebrated their 100th anniversary. As far as these tokens go, these are quite collectible.

worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $30

Evaluating medals and tokens is not as straightforward as legal tender coins. There is a subgroup of collectors who specialize in such items, known as exonumia, but there are far more coin collectors than exonumia collectors. This means demand for coins is greater than for exonumia, and the price of coins is therefore higher.

If you do an Internet search for 'masonic penny' you will find a myriad of hits. EBay is a good place to look as well. Special Masonic tokens, especially ones with dates in the 1700s and 1800s, can approach the $200 mark in retail value.

Coin: 2313 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: jeremy, Wed, 16-Dec-2009 17:43:01 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 17-Mar-2014 21:25:41 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 08-Mar-2016 21:14:26 GMT
Requester description: 1923 on the front it says hanover royal arch charter no 310 constituted october 25,1923 hanover pa and the back says one penny
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