Objects - Numismatics

From the first state coppers to the last bank-issued dollar, the history of money in Vermont is well represented. The collection also includes commemorative coins and medals.

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Bank Check
Name/Title
Bank Check
Entry/Object ID
1980.4
Description
Paper check backed by the Bank of Poultney. The check was made for $121.67 on October 17, 1854. It is signed by J. A. Page of Montpelier Vermont. On the left is an engraving of an arm holding a hammer within a round a frame. In the upper right is an illustration of men harvesting a field of grain.
Context
Issued by the Bank of Poultney in Poultney, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1980.4
Source or Donor
VHS Library
Acquisition Method
Transfer
Made or Created
1854
Lexicon
Check, Bank,Order, Pay,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Bank of Poultney
Poultney, Montpelier
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1985.35.1
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTENSIUM RES PUBLICA" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, VT in 1786.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1985.35
Acquisition Method
Purchase
Made or Created
1786
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.1
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTS RES PUBLICA" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1785.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1785
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.2
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTIS RES PUBLICA 1785" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermontin 1785.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1785
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.3
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTENSIUM RES PUBLICA 1786" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1786
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.4
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent knows peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTENSIUM RES PUBLICA 1786" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1786
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.5
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTENSIUM RES PUBLICA 1786" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1786
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.6
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a left-facing bust of a Roman figure resembling George II of England, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1786 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1786
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.8
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Britannia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "BRITANNIA" rings the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1787
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.9
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1787" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1787
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.10
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.11
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI GIV" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 88" ring the edge. The coin is overstruck onto another coin, with portions of the previous striking visible on the lower face and lower reverse. The inscription and the center image are very misaligned on the reverse.
Context
Produced in Newburgh, NY for use in Vermont, 1788
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Newburgh
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.12
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.13
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.14
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.15
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.16
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.17
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.18
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.19
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.20
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.21
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words "INDE ET LIB 1788" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Interpretative Labels
Coin, 1880-1900 Dana Bickford Quechee, Vermont Aluminum, brass Gift of Ruth R. Smith, 2010.39.2ab Dana Bickford was born in Quechee when that town was a hotbed of mills and manufacturing, and at various points in his life described himself as both an inventor and an entrepreneur. His biggest success was with an automatic knitting machine that he and several other partners manufactured in Brattleboro in the late 19th century. This universal coin was one of Bickford's side inventions. After a trip to Europe, he became frustrated with the constant need to exchange currency at each international border, and developed this coin as a solution. In theory, the coin would take on a different value in each country, represented by the amount of base metal (gold and silver) present in the coin. Those values are engraved on the coin itself, relative to the US dollar. Bickford's choices, needless to say, prioritize some countries over the other and assume an international currency exchange that was extremely stable. Bickford was not alone in attempting to create universal currency; many others had floated the theory or even gone so far as to create coins. None have been successful. Interestingly, Bickford's coin also attempts to heal another monetary divide: it claims to "heal all differences between gold & silvermen," referencing the raging debate in the latter part of the 19th century about whether US currency should be based on the gold or silver standard.
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
2010.39.2a-b
Description
Aluminum and brass coin, together with a wooden box. One side of the coin bears the inscription, "This combination coin will when adopted be good in all nations. Heal all differences between gold and silver men and fully settle all financial questions. Approved by all good business men." The other side of the coin bears the inscription, "Here is shown the value of our dollar in the coin of different nations of the world." Below that are eight connected circles, each giving the coin value of a different country, and below that: "Invented & protected by Dana Bickford. Brass insert in center reads "Dollar" with illegible words around it.

The box has a sliding cover and an indentation for the coin in the bottom.
Context
Developed by Dana Bickford of Quechee, VT to be a universal monetary exchange medium.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2010.39
Source or Donor
Smith, Ruth R.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Bickford, Dana
1880-1900
Quechee
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Materials
Brass, Aluminum, Wood
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1987.36.1
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTIS RES PUBLICA" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in in 1785
Acquisition
Accession Number
1987.36
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1785
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1987.36.2
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB" ring the edge. The year 1788 is at the center bottom.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1987.36
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1987.36.3
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "GEORGIVS III REX" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB" ring the edge. The figure is rubbed nearly smooth.
Context
Produced in Newburgh, NY in 1788
Acquisition
Accession Number
1987.36
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Newburgh
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1989.73.1
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a left-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1989.73
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1787
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1989.73.2
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. A flaw in the coin mast it appear as if the bust is wearing a sweatband or blindfold. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB" ring the edge. The date 1787 is at the center bottom.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1989.73
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1787
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1989.73.3
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. A flaw in the coin mast it appear as if the bust is wearing a sweatband or blindfold. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB GEORGIVS" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
Accession Number
1989.73
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1990.22.1
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. The coin is struck very off center. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, standing near a pedestal or frame. She is holding a balance scale in her left hand, has a large bow across her torso, and has a pike or flag pole with a liberty cap on the top. The words, "IMMUNE COLUMBIA" ring the edge. The date 1785 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Newburgh, NY in 1785. This coin is considered a numismatic mule since the face and reverse are not a set.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1990.22
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1785
Newburgh
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1990.22.2
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1786 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1990.22
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Harmon, Reuben
1786
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1990.22.3
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1788 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Newburgh, NY for use in Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1990.22
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Newburgh
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1990.22.4
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The upper half of the date 1787 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787
Acquisition
Accession Number
1990.22
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1787
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1990.22.5
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1788 is at the center bottom.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1990.22
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1a
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB" ring the edge. The face side has rubbed smooth, losing fine detail, and the reverse has rubbed almost completely smooth, with only the vague outline of Columbia left.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1787
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1aa
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The design is completely rubbed smooth. The date 1787 is at the center bottom.

The coin is over struck on an Irish halfpenny, which is still clearly visible through the Vermont pattern. The face was struck over a design of a harp beneath a crown.
Context
Made in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1b
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTIS RES PUBLICA" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1785.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1785
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1cc
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTENSIUM RES PUBLICA 1786" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1786
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1d
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The face has childlike features, but has been rubbed so smooth, only the outline is visible. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The Columbia side of the coin has been rubbed almost completely smooth.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1786
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1dd
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1788 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1e
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The bust is so rubbed smooth that it is hardly visible. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. The O in "Vermon" is mis-struck, overlapping the M slightly. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1g
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1gg
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. A line runs down the center of the coin where the striking die had broken. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1h
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. It is rubbed almost completely smooth, and Columbia is only visible because of a color change.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1787
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1hh
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. The face is nearly rubbed smooth, but the lettering is very crisp. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The center is pocked and rubbed nearly smooth, but the lettering remains crisp. The date 1788 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1i
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The surface of the coin is unusual, indicating that it may be cast, overstruck, or doublestruck.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1787
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1jj
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1787 is at the center bottom. The coin is overstruck on a 1785 Nova Constallatio coin, making it appear as if there is a strap over the bust's mouth and an eye on Columbia's stomach.
Context
Made in Rupert, Vermont in 1785, and remade in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1787
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1k
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. The coin is struck very off center. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, standing near a pedestal or frame. She is holding a balance scale in her left hand, has a large bow across her torso, and has a pike or flag pole with a liberty cap on the top. The words, "IMMUNE COLUMBIA" ring the edge. The date 1785 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1785.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1785
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1kk
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1788 is at center bottom. Both sides are rubbed nearly smooth.
Context
Made in Rupert, Vermont in 1788
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1LL
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a left-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON: AUCTORI" ring the edge. The detail within the face is rubbed smooth, and a portion of the word "Vermon" is missing. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is wearing a quiver of arrows on her back. The top of the design has been worn almost completely smooth. The date 1786 spans the bottom. The edge is decorated with a zig-zag design at the bottom and lower left.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1786
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1nn
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTIS RES PUBLICA" ring the edge. Both sides are extremely mottled.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1785.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1785
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1q
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTENSIUM RES PUBLICA" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1786.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1786
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1u
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The design has been overstruck on a Nova Constallatio coin and has a hole in the center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1787.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1787
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1v
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. Both sides are rubbed almost completely smooth.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1x
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1788 is at the center bottom.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1902.1.1y
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMON AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The date 1788 is at the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1788.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1902.1
Source or Donor
Elkins, Henry K.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1788
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1991.14.22
Description
Copper coin with a radiating eye on one side and a pictorial scene on the other. The eye side shows a detailed human eye with 13 rays emitting from it in every direction. Between each ray is a 6-petaled flower (13 in total). The words, "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" ring the edge. The reverse shows a scene of a plow in a field with a line of hills and trees on the horizon. A sun with two eyes and a prominent nose peeks over the horizon. The words "VERMONTS RES PUBLICA 1785" ring the edge.
Context
Produced in Rupert, Vermont in 1785
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.14
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1785
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Coin
Name/Title
Coin
Entry/Object ID
1971.1.1
Description
Copper coin with a bust on one side and the allegorical figure, Columbia, on the other. The face side shows a right-facing bust of a Roman figure, wearing a laurel wreath on his head, tied with a ribbon at the nape of his neck, and military armor. The words "VERMONT AUCTORI" ring the edge. On the reverse, Columbia is shown swathed in loose fabric, seated next to a shield bearing the Union flag. She is holding a staff with a liberty cap in her left hand, and a small branch in her right hand. The words, "INDE ET LIB" ring the edge. The year 1787 is a the bottom center.
Context
Produced in Rupert, VT in 1787
Acquisition
Accession Number
1971.1
Made or Created
1787
Rupert
Lexicon
Coin,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Commemorative Coin
Name/Title
Commemorative Coin
Entry/Object ID
1941.5ab
Description
Gold tokens with a bust of a man on one side, and an inscription on the other. The front has a bust of Thomas Chittenden. The words, "THOMAS CHITTENDEN FIRST GOVERNOR OF VERMONT" ring the edge. The back has inscription, "SESQUICENTENNIAL OF THE STATEHOOD OF VERMONT 1791 1941" with the state seal of Vermont at the center bottom.
Context
Issued by the Montpelier Baseball Association and distributed for the Citizens Sesquicentennial Committee of Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1941.5
Source or Donor
Montpelier Baseball Association
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1941
Newark
Lexicon
Token, Commemorative,Coin, Commemorative,Commemorative,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797)
Montpelier
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1927.1.1ab
Description
Bronze medal with the molded image of a soldier on one side and building on the other.

The front shows a man wearing a fur cap with a tail. He is holding a long-barreled flintlock gun. Behind him is a waving flag with 10 visible stars and the number 7 in the upper corner and stripes over the rest of the flag. The inscription, "VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL" rings the bottom edge.

The back shows a four bay by two bay Georgian-style building surrounded by a wreath. The building is labeled "FAY'S TAVERN AUG 16", and the names, Warner, Stark, Herrick, Fay, Hubbel, Saffort, Belmond, Brush, Allen, Dewitt, Calysha, Clark, Albrid, Dewey, and Robinson wrap around the wreath. The inscription BATTLE OF BENNINGTON 1777-1927" and 14 stars ring the edge.

The medal is accompanied by a paper information sheet that details the images and symbols on the medal.
Context
Made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1927.1
Source or Donor
Spargo, John
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Artist
Keck, Charles
Role
Sculptor
Medallic Art Co.
1927
Lexicon
Medal,Decoration of Honor,Award,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Catamount Tavern
Vermont Sesquicentennial, Battle of Bennington
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1941.21ab
Description
Commemorative medal or coin with the Vermont state house on one side and a laurel wreath on the other.

The front is molded to show the Vermont state house: a building with a large central dome and six columns. Below the building is a shield with 13 stars and another star above, flanked by the dates 1791 and 1941. The inscription "SESQUICENTENNIAL OF THE STATEHOOD OF VERMONT" ring the edge.

The back is molded with a laurel wreath tied with a ribbon bow at the center bottom. The inscription "AWARDED BY THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY" is in the center.
Context
Awarded by the Vermont Historical Society to high school students in honor of Vermont's Sesquicentennial.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1941.21
Source or Donor
Unknown
Acquisition Method
Unknown
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1941
Newark
Lexicon
Medal, Commemorative,Commemorative,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Vermont State House
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
2017.3.8.1
Description
Silver coin with a bust of a young man on one side and a woman on the other. The man is shown draped in Roman-style clothing with long, curly hair and a laurel crown. The words "G. FR. ET. NAV. REX. LVDOVICVS. XIII. D." ring the edge. The woman is showing wearing Elizabethan clothing, including a tight bodice, wide fall collar, and three-pointed hood with a cap beneath and veil above. The words "ANNA. D. G. FRET. NAV. REG." ring the edge.
Context
French coin minted in 1643 to be traded with indigenous Americans.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2017.3
Source or Donor
Wiseman, Frederick M.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Credit Line
Gift of Frederick M. Wiseman
Made or Created
1643
Paris
Ethnography
Vermont
Innu
Lexicon
Medal, Commemorative,Commemorative,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.11
Description
Silver-colored medallion hanging at the bottom of a blue and gold ribbon that is topped with a decorative bar that reads, "Welcome." The pin on the back has come off the ribbon. The medallion shows a bust of a man with epaulettes and a large mustache with the inscription, "Admiral Geo. W. Dewey". On the reverse is the image of a ship and the inscription, "Dewey's flag ship, Olympia, 5,800 tons"
Context
Produced for Dewey Day in Montpelier, Vermont, 1899.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.24
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1899
Lexicon
Medal, Commemorative,Commemorative,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Silk
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Montpelier
Dewey Day
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1484
Description
Bronze medal with the molded image of a soldier on one side and building on the other.

The front shows a man wearing a fur cap with a tail. He is holding a long-barreled flintlock gun. Behind him is a waving flag with 10 visible stars and the number 7 in the upper corner and stripes over the rest of the flag. The inscription, "VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL" rings the bottom edge.

The back shows a four bay by two bay Georgian-style building surrounded by a wreath. The building is labeled "FAY'S TAVERN AUG 16", and the names, Warner, Stark, Herrick, Fay, Hubbel, Saffort, Belmond, Brush, Allen, Dewitt, Calysha, Clark, Albrid, Dewey, and Robinson wrap around the wreath. The inscription BATTLE OF BENNINGTON 1777-1927" and 14 stars ring the edge.
Context
Made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Artist
Keck, Charles
Medallic Art Co.
1927
Lexicon
Medal, Commemorative,Commemorative,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Bennington, Catamount Tavern
Vermont Sesquicentennial
Commemorative Medal
Name/Title
Commemorative Medal
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1503
Description
Gold-colored metal pin made in two parts. The top part, with the pin attachment, is oval and bears the inscription, "NEW YORK AND VERMONT JOINT CELEBRATION." The larger, bottom part is attached to the top by a short chain and is circular. It contains the bust of a man in 17th-century clothing in the center. The bust portrait is surrounded by two tomahawks, two shields, two boats, and a sheaf of wheater. Below the bust is the inscription, "1609 THE TERCENTENARY OF THE DISCOVER OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN 1909." There are two swastikas beneath the portrait.
Context
Produced for the 300th anniversary of the discovery of Lake Champlain.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1909
Newark
Lexicon
Medal, Commemorative,Commemorative,Memorabilia,Documentary Objects,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Lake Champlain
Indented Treasurer's Certificate
Name/Title
Indented Treasurer's Certificate
Entry/Object ID
1991.48.9
Description
Rectangular paper money issued by the State of Vermont. The bill consists of a white rectangle of paper with cut edges on the top and bottom and torn edges of the two sides; the right is torn straight, but the left is torn quite roughly in a wavy pattern. It is printed with a decorative floral border and the printed inscription, "No. [694] STATE OF VERMONT, TREASURER'S OFFICE, Sunderland, [Sept. 17th, 1785] THIS ORDER will be received into the treafury for the fum of [Fortysix Pounds 10/3 ====] of either the collectors of a tax, granted by the legiflature at the feffion in Bennington, in March, 1784, of two pence on the pound. [£46..10..3] Witnefs, [I. Allen] Treafurer." with the bracketed text handwritten in ink.
Context
Issued by the State of Vermont for paying soldiers on credit during and shortly following the Revolutionary War. The certificates were redeemed by matching the the wavy-torn side of the certificate to the corresponding torn stub, kept by the State.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1991.48
Source or Donor
Partridge, Sanborn (1915-2013)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
1785
Sunderland
Lexicon
Bond,Order, Pay,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
Allen, Ira (1751-1814)
American Revolutionary War
Private Bank Note
Name/Title
Private Bank Note
Entry/Object ID
1937.9
Description
Uncut paper money in two denominations, 20 and 50. Both notes are inscribed in the center with, "The West River Bank/Will pay [denomination] Dollars in demand/to the bearer. Jamaica, 185" The denomination is also written in red letters with grey shadows in a different font and offset to the lower right. The denominations also appear in numerical form in the upper right within a circular seal. The twenty is also labeled in the upper left with Roman numerals (XX), and the fifty is also labeled in the lower left written out.

The upper note (the 20) has an illustration on the left of a woman draped in cloth and holding a spear and shield. She is wearing a five-pointed star on the top of her head, and brooch in the shape of a face at her center breast. At the center top is a woman on the shore sitting on a rock and leaning against a shield and a sheaf of wheat. She is wearing a tiara and holding a short staff. Ships and a lighthouse are visible in the background. In the bottom right is an illustration of a woman sitting on a plow and holding a sheaf of wheat in one arm and a scythe in the other. She is next to a basket overflowing with fruits and berries.

The lower note (the 50) has an illustration on the left of a woman draped in fabric and holding a downward-point sworn and a balance scale. She is wearing a coronet or wreath, and one of her breasts is bared. At the center top is an illustration of a woman sitting on a flying black eagle. The bird is holding one side of a length of striped fabric, while the woman holds the other end to shield her head. In the lower right corner is a portrait of Andrew Jackson.

Both notes are labeled, "STATE OF VERMONT." across the top. They each have unfilled signature lines at the bottom for "Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New-York./Cashr." and "New England Bank Note Co. Boston./Prest."
Context
Made for The West River Bank of Jamaica, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1937.9
Source or Donor
Booker, W. E.
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
New England Bank Note Company, Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson
1850-1859
Boston
Lexicon
Note, Private Bank,Money, Paper,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
The West River Bank
Jamaica
Private Bank Note
Name/Title
Private Bank Note
Entry/Object ID
2001.13
Description
Uncut paper money in four denominations, 1, 2, 3, and 5. All the notes are inscribed in the center with, "The West River Bank/Will pay [denomination] Dollars in demand/to the bearer. Jamaica, July 1st, 18__" The denomination is also written in red letters with grey shadows in a different font and offset to the lower left. The denominations also appear in numerical form in the upper right within a circular seal, and in the lower left within a decorative cartouche. (The 1, 2, and 3 are in Arabic numerals, and the 5 is in Roman numerals.)

The upper note (the 1) has an illustration on the left of two women: one is carrying a spear and shield, and the other is carrying a sword and a set of balance scales. At the center top is a cherub flying above a city carrying a giant coin. In the bottom right is an illustration of a woman holding a floral pillar. She is next to a sheaf of wheat.

The second note (the 2) has an illustration on the left of two young men carrying a woman on their shoulders. At the center top, two cherubs are fighting and using large coins as shields. In the bottom right is an illustration of a woman churning butter.

The third note (the 3) has an illustration on the left of a woman holding a pair of balance scales and gesturing behind her At the center top are three cherubs lounging on coins with accessories of learning, such as paints and a globe. In the bottom right is the Vermont state seal.

The bottom note (the 5) has a portrait of a young women at the upper left. At the center top are five cherubs lounging with five giant coins. In the bottom right is an illustration of a European man and an indigenous American sitting with a large shield with the word "FIVE" written across it.

All notes are labeled, "STATE OF VERMONT." across the top. They each have unfilled signature lines at the bottom for "Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New-York./Cashr." and "New England Bank Note Co. Boston./Prest."
Context
Made for The West River Bank of Jamaica, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2001.13
Source or Donor
Old Colony Historical Society
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New England Bank Note Company
1854
Boston
Lexicon
Note, Private Bank,Money, Paper,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
The West River Bank
Jamaica
Private Bank Note
Name/Title
Private Bank Note
Entry/Object ID
2004.60.5
Description
Uncut paper money in four denominations, 1, 2, 3, and 5. All the notes are inscribed in the center with, "The West River Bank/Will pay [denomination] Dollars in demand/to the bearer. Jamaica, July 1st, 18__" The denomination is also written in red letters with grey shadows in a different font and offset to the lower left. The denominations also appear in numerical form in the upper right within a circular seal, and in the lower left within a decorative cartouche. (The 1, 2, and 3 are in Arabic numerals, and the 5 is in Roman numerals.)

The upper note (the 1) has an illustration on the left of two women: one is carrying a spear and shield, and the other is carrying a sword and a set of balance scales. At the center top is a cherub flying above a city carrying a giant coin. In the bottom right is an illustration of a woman holding a floral pillar. She is next to a sheaf of wheat.

The second note (the 2) has an illustration on the left of two young men carrying a woman on their shoulders. At the center top, two cherubs are fighting and using large coins as shields. In the bottom right is an illustration of a woman churning butter.

The third note (the 3) has an illustration on the left of a woman holding a pair of balance scales and gesturing behind her At the center top are three cherubs lounging on coins with accessories of learning, such as paints and a globe. In the bottom right is the Vermont state seal.

The bottom note (the 5) has a portrait of a young women at the upper left. At the center top are five cherubs lounging with five giant coins. In the bottom right is an illustration of a European man and an indigenous American sitting with a large shield with the word "FIVE" written across it.

All notes are labeled, "STATE OF VERMONT." across the top. They each have unfilled signature lines at the bottom for "Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New-York./Cashr." and "New England Bank Note Co. Boston./Prest."
Context
Made for The West River Bank of Jamaica, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2004.60
Source or Donor
Spencer, Anne Felton (1925-2019)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New England Bank Note Company
1854
Boston
Lexicon
Note, Private Bank,Money, Paper,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
The West River Bank
Jamaica
Prize Medal
Interpretative Labels
Prize Medal, 1886 Metal, silk In memory of J. Brooks Buxton, 2018.18.2ab In 1886, the Vermont Coasting Club hosted a Winter Carnival in Burlington that boasted an attendance of 40,000. One of the highlights of the weekend--which also featured tobogganing, parades, concerts, ice yachting, and trotting races--was an exhibition hockey game between two clubs. The visiting team was the Montreal Crystals, a club team, and they faced a group of local Vermonters sponsored by a hotel called the Van Ness House. They played two ten-minute games and the Vermont team lost badly both times, but it was enough to go down in history as the first international hockey game played in America. It was also the beginning of a long tradition of hockey in Vermont.
Name/Title
Prize Medal
Entry/Object ID
2018.18.2a-b
Description
Ornate gold and silver metal hanging from a red and blue blue ribbon secured by a metal pin. The pin at the top is rectangular with decorative leaves and scrollwork at the top. It is engraved with the letters BCC. The ribbon hangs from the pin by looping around a narrow bar at the bottom. The center of the ribbon is decorated with a bar pin with the inscription, "1886", at the center. A pair of crossed hockey sticks is at the bottom of the ribbon and small square puck, holding the medal. The medal is engraved at the center with a scene of two men playing hockey indoors. Each man is wearing a plaid, knee-length suit and a short bowler hat. The engraving is encircled with a gold laurel wreath and sits above an iron cross. Between each point of the cross are carved thistles, shamrocks, maple leaves, and oak leaves.
Context
Medal presented to the winning team of the 1886 Vermont Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament. The initials at the top, BCC, stand for Burlington Coasting Club, and the medal was won by the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association.
Acquisition
Accession Number
2018.18
Source or Donor
Buxton, J. Brooks
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Credit Line
In memory of J. Brooks Buxton
Made or Created
1886
Lexicon
Medal, Prize,Prize,Achievement Symbols,Personal Symbols,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silver, Gold, Fabric, Metal
Relationships
Burlington Coasting Club
Burlington, Montreal
Web Bookmarks, Links and URLs
Scrip
Name/Title
Scrip
Entry/Object ID
1968.27.2
Description
[image shows front and back of same bill]

Rectangular paper money. The face of the bill bears the inscription, "United States/47/The Favorite, is still far ahead and the best place/to buy/GROCERIES/Of all description. Here you will always find a full/supply of the first quality of Goods, and prices/ranging far below the average." The inscription is placed above an illustration of the number 3 in green. To the left is an engraving of a classical statue within a niche. On the right is the number 3 within a circular medallion, the inscription "Act of May 10th, 1869", and a portrait of Thomas Chittenden. Beside the portrait is a red seal bearing a crest and the inscription, "NOVELTY AD, CO. PUB. PEORIA ILL." At the upper right, the bill is labeled, "No. 37963" in red.

The reverse bears the inscription, "THE HOLDER of this BILL is entitled to FIVE PER CENT. off on one purchase of TEN DOLLARS or upwards./only one bill will be redeemed at any purchase./T. C. HUBBARD./47 Merchants Row.
Context
The bill advertises T. C. Hubbard grocery store in Rutland, VT.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1968.27
Source or Donor
Dyer, Mrs. Edwin
Made or Created
Novelty Advertisement Company
1869
Peoria
Lexicon
Scrip,Money, Paper,Coupon,Money,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Paper
Relationships
T. C. Hubbard
Rutland
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.1a-d
Description
Four tokens, each saying "one penny" on the obverse with an olive branch at the bottom, a tablet with a circle of initials "H T W S S T K S" in the center, a chisel, and a funnel. On the other side of the coins are the words, "Cleveland Chapter No. 20 R.A.M. Newport, Vt.”
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced for the Cleveland Chapter of the Freemasons in Newport, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.24
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Newport
Lexicon
Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall Notes:
Materials
Aluminum, Bronze, Copper
Relationships
Freemasons
Newport
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.2a-d
Description
Four tokens, each saying "one penny" on the obverse with an olive branch at the bottom, a tablet with a circle of initials "H T W S S T K S" in the center, a chisel, and a funnel. On the other side of the coins are the words, "Cleveland Chapter No. 20 R.A.M. Newport, Vt.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced for the Cleveland Chapter of the Freemasons in Newport, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.24
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Newport
Lexicon
Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass, Aluminum, Silver, Bronze
Relationships
Freemasons
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.3
Description
Silver coin with masonic imagery on one side and an inscription on the other. One side has a wedge (possibly representing a fez hat) with circle on the inside bearing the inscription, "H T W S S T K S", though it is unclear which letter is first. Flanking the shape are a chisel and a funnel or plunger. The other side has the inscription "ONE PENNY" in the center, "CACADNAC CHAPTER NO. 27 R. A. M. / WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT." around the outer edge, and "CHARTERED JUNE 14 1895" inside of the first.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced by the Cascadnac Chapter of the Masons in White River Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.24
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
White River Junction
Lexicon
Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Aluminum
Relationships
Freemasons
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.4
Description
Copper coin with masonic imagery on one side and an inscription on the other. One side has a wedge (possibly representing a fez hat) with circle on the inside bearing the inscription, "H T W S S T K S", though it is unclear which letter is first. Flanking the shape are a chisel and a funnel or plunger. The other side has the inscription "ONE PENNY" in the center, "CACADNAC CHAPTER NO. 27 R. A. M. / WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT." around the outer edge, and "CHARTERED JUNE 14 1895" inside of the first.

A Masonic coin or token. Obverse side has two lines of text around the outside. First is "Cascadnac Chapter No. 27, R.A.M. White River Junction, Vt.", second line is "Chartered June 14, 1895". R.A.M. could stand for Royal Ark Mariners or Royal Arch Masonry. Reverse side shows Masonic emblem with initials in a circle and working tools.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced by the Cascadnac Chapter of the Masons in White River Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.24
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
White River Junction
Lexicon
Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall Notes:
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Freemasons, Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
White River Junction
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.5a-c
Description
Three coins with masonic imagery on one side and an inscription on the other. One side has a wedge (possibly representing a fez hat) with circle on the inside bearing the inscription, "H T W S S T K S". Flanking the shape are a set of masonry tools and an urn. The other side has the inscription "ONE PENNY" in the center, "SKITCHEWAUG CHAPTER NO. 25 R. A. M. / SPRINGFIELD, VT." around the outer edge, and "CHARTERED JUNE 13, 1873" inside of the first.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced by the Cascadnac Chapter of the Masons in White River Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.24
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Springfield
Lexicon
Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Brass
Relationships
Freemasons
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.6ab
Description
Silver coin with masonic imagery on one side and an inscription on the other. One side has a wedge (possibly representing a fez hat) with circle on the inside bearing the inscription, "H T W S S T K S". Flanking the shape are a chisel and a hammer. The other side has the inscription "ONE PENNY" in the center, "POULTNEY CHAPTER NO. 10 R. A. M. / POULTNEY, VT." around the outer edge, and "CHARTERED AUGUST 10TH 1854" inside of the first.
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced for the Poultney Chapter of the Masons in Poultney, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.24
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
Poultney
Lexicon
Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Materials
Bronze, Aluminum
Relationships
Freemasons
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1953.24.9
Description
Silver communion token with an image of a burning bush and the inscription, "THE BUSH WAS NOT BURNED R.P.C." on one side. The other side bears the inscription, "R.P.C. IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME".
Use
Used to provide entry to the closed communion, in which only members of the church were allowed to participate
Context
Produced for the New School Covenanters of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in South Ryegate, Vermont.
Acquisition
Accession Number
1953.24
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Gift
Made or Created
19th Century
South Ryegate
Lexicon
Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Token
Name/Title
Token
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1564
Description
Copper masonic penny. While still round, the penny is shaped into a five-petaled flower. One side has a tablet with the label, "H T W S S T K S", in front of a shovel, pickaxe, laurel leaves, and oak leaves. The inscription ROYAL ARCH MASONS / ONE PENNY" and two triangles ring the edge. The other side bears the inscription, "DAVENPORT CHAPTER / No. 17 / R. A. M. / RUTLAND, VT."
Use
Could be used as proof of membership in the order, souvenirs, or for gambling within the club.
Context
Produced by the Davenport Chapter of the Masons in Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
Accession Number
1958.1
Source or Donor
Rugg, Harold Goddard (1883-1957)
Acquisition Method
Bequest
Made or Created
Rutland
Lexicon
Token,Exchange Media,Category 08: Communication Objects
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Copper
Relationships
Freemasons
Rutland

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