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I've picked up a few different Masonic mark pennies over the years, but none as curious as this one. The design on the obverse is somewhat like the bust on old Corsican coins, and I haven't seen one with the denarius denomination (if indeed that;s what it is) before. The mark on the keystone resembles the Chinese 5, but I don't think that's what it is. I believe that the Occident chapter is in Canada. I know that Masons don't like to talk about these things, but I do think that this one has a neat design.

 

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The mark you see in the center of the keystone should be the mark or identifier of the origional person that was given the coin in lodge. This would have been added by that person to the coin.

 

So it could be something like THL?

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From 1879 "PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH"

 

NO. 77, OCCIDENT, TORONTO.

 

In January last I installed the Principals and Officers of Occident. The chapter has always been well worked and prosperous. Much of the success of this chapter is due to the untiring energy of R. E. Comp. James Wilson, P.G.S. through whose efforts the present fine Chapel Hall on Queen St. West was secured.

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I have had this Masonic Penny since the 1960's.
It must have been used quite a lot at one time as it is well-worn.

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Details:
Modern Masonic "Penny" token based on a Roman coin
Issued by the Royal Arch Masons, St. Louis, Missouri
Obverse: MISSOURI (dot) CHAPTER No 1. R.A.M. (dot) ST.LOUIS / CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Reverse: Eight spokes, DIVVS IVLIV
Size: 32mm
Catalog: Design based on Augustus RIC 37b commemorating Julius Caesar

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I know that Masons don't like to talk about these things

 

The first rule of Fight Club... :ninja:

 

I love a coin with a bit of mystery to it. ;)

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When flipped open!!!

 

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Posted previously in exonumia, thought it should be here too. I have never seen another like it. Notice the initials THL for T. H. Lundington?

 

Could be the same man (if the monogram is for T. H. Ludington) mine is from a Montreal chapter, Blackhawk's from Toronto. Very young mason in Toronto later moves to Montreal?

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