Anyone ever seen a mason penny??

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by James.R, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. James.R

    James.R Just Here

    Found this in my pocket change.

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  3. FoundinTN

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    I saw this on my giveaway,very neat counterstamp
     
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  4. Circus

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    They are very common both old and new Those are generally given out by the smaller lodges that don't want to spend the money for custom made lodge pennies. The die is cheaper and they can make them as needed. they come in any number of styles and designs. I have a number of them that are posted in the exonumia thread and the large lodge pennies
     
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  5. James.R

    James.R Just Here

    Oh ok cool. Learn something new everyday. Thanks for the reply, I'll have to check it out.
     
  6. cpm9ball

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    I have several of this style that were made by a retired Philly Mint employee.
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  7. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Long live the masons ...
    Local 1 mason union, Michigan ....
     
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Yep. Masonic counterstamps on cents are fairly common, and have been, for a long time. Neat find, though.
     
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  9. ernie11

    ernie11 Member

    I have one inherited from my grandpop, who was a Mason, dated 1949.
     
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  10. Meryem Pierce

    Meryem Pierce New Member

    Is this a masonic penny?
     
  11. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    I have one I got in an auction lot. I'm hanging onto it. It looks very neat in hand!
     
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  12. alurid

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    Masons and Shriners too.
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  15. Chuck_A

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    Curiously Abraham Lincoln was not a Freemason although he did apply to for membership to the Tyrian Lodge in Springfield Illinois in 1860 but withdrew his application, he felt his application would be considered as a political ruse to obtain votes. Both Washington and Roosevelt were Freemasons, are there any counter stamped quarters or dimes out there?
     
  16. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    It is all about the denomination not the portrait on it.
    I believe it has to do with a vow that is taken by a new mason.
     
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  21. DEA

    DEA Well-Known Member

    I've got a couple coins or tokens attributed to the Masons . .. I find them intriguing and quite interesting. The one cent piece is from 1953.

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