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102353 | FRANCE. Lodge of Saint Germain silver Jeton.

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    102353  |  FRANCE. Lodge of Saint Germain silver Jeton. Issued 1787 (23mm, 3.74 g, 6h).

     

    JETTON DE ST. GERMAIN, compass, square, and acacia sprays // CURAT PAUPERES ([He] looks out for the poor), radiant Eye of Providence. Edge: Reeded.

     

    Labouret 448. PCGS MS-62. Lightly toned, with great brilliance; a minor planchet flaw near the edge of the reverse is noted for completeness. Fairly rare and interesting.

     

    Contemporaneous to the "first coins" of the United States, the Nova Constellatio coppers of 1783, this silver masonic issue from the Lodge of Saint Germain in France was struck just four years later, possibly inspired by the "all-seeing eye" iconography as seen on the Nova Constellatio coppers.

     

    Upload: 2 October 2023.

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