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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    This church was founded in 1722. It was built in 1723 and is known as The Old North Church. It is Boston's oldest surviving church and it's the most visited historical site in Boston. It is an Episcopal Church and still holds services.

    On the evening of April 18, 1775, when the church sexton, Robert Newman, and Vestryman Capt. John Pulling, Jr. climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal for Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea across the Charles River and not by land. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution.

    In 1775, on the eve of Revolution, the majority of the congregation were loyal to the British King and many held official positions in the royal government, including the Governor of Massachusetts, making Robert Newman’s loyalty to the Patriot cause even more extraordinary. The King gave the Old North Church its silver that was used at services and a bible.

    Each year over 150,000 visitors come to this site to experience the unique and stirring monument of liberty.

    The church’s first organ was installed at Old North in 1736. In 1759, the church commissioned Thomas Johnson to install a new organ. The instrument has been rebuilt several times, but a number of components from the Johnson era remain.

    In order to restore the church numerous things have been done over the years. One of them was to refurbish the original organ. This is a token created to help finance one of the repairs to the organ. It is made from metal from the organ at this church.
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  3. Robidoux Pass

    Robidoux Pass Active Member

    An interesting aspect of our U. S. history. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It really is. I had no idea of the depth of The Old North Church in regards to pur freedoms and liberties. It is amazing. Thank you.
     
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  5. Reality1000

    Reality1000 Member

    Wow NICE Thanks for sharing this. I love that it was made from the original pipes of the organ!
     
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  6. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    Interesting token and a great idea for a fundraiser.
     
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    To me that is what makes this very special.
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I couldn't agree more.
     
  9. ewomack

    ewomack Senior Member Supporter

    That is an awesome token. I have stood in Old North Church and I hope to again someday. It's a very important and fascinating place.
     
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's wonderful! They do give tours but it's closed due to the virus. One day I hope to get there along with a few other places in the New England states. So much history for me to discover.
     
  11. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I would love to spend a few days in Boston. Had one day there years ago and hated to leave.
     
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    So much to see and do I'm sure. Hope you get to go back.
     
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Does anyone else have one of these? If so, please post them.
     
  14. Derrick Combs

    Derrick Combs Active Member

    I moved to New Hampshire from the midwest 4 years ago. All the revolutionary history here has been a most fascinating aspect of living here. Thanks for this!
     
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thank you and you're welcome. I love history but this is the first token I have that was made from history and is a part of history.
     
  16. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I never heard of The Old North Church..
    Interesting story and nice token.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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