Rare masonic token.

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I found this 30mm masonic token today, it seems to be a very rare one!
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https://masonicshop.com/masonic-antique ... ?id=361356

https://londoncoins.co.uk/?page=Pastres ... archtype=2
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Don’t forget to roll your right trouser leg up to the knee when getting freedom of the city and immunity from any unlawful act :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Just imagine what they did to the person that lost it :lol: :lol:

Nice unusual find :thumbsup:

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Wow nice one Easy! What were they used for?
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Great find, Easy.
Being rare means highly collectable.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Payment for speeding tickets, payment to the estate agent for getting the right price on that development land, payment for the building consent, getting a lighter sentence from the judge, that sort of thing.
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One of the more unusual tokens I've seen and in cracking condition. Really nice find :thumbsup:
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Barely anything about this on t'internet though appears to be an American Civil War token of 1862 - 64, kind of the equivalent to our conder tokens. CW - Civil War, G - God. The freemason square and compass with 'G' is quite standard, but not at all sure of the arch, perhaps a landmark of where issued? Just what is that going off with the top of it? :Thinking:
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Is this showing what is known as a "Trestle board". or Tracing board or Painting board. Usually specific to a lodge.
Very interesting :thumbsup:
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Found it. CW arch token 1780

"Considered to be one of the rarest masonic coins in existence, the CW Arch Token is circa 1780. George Shackles listed it as 'very rare' in his 1901 book 'Medals of Freemasonry'. It is also featured in Trevor I. Harris's book 'The Medals and Jewels of British Freemasonry' on page 48."
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Saki wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:49 pm Found it. CW arch token 1780

"Considered to be one of the rarest masonic coins in existence, the CW Arch Token is circa 1780. George Shackles listed it as 'very rare' in his 1901 book 'Medals of Freemasonry'. It is also featured in Trevor I. Harris's book 'The Medals and Jewels of British Freemasonry' on page 48."
I'm pretty sure that it's not as early as 1780. No free PDF to those books either. I'm just quite curious about what that arch represents? :Thinking:
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Easylife wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:15 am I'm pretty sure that it's not as early as 1780. No free PDF to those books either. I'm just quite curious about what that arch represents? :Thinking:
Royal arch is a branch of freemasonry

https://supremegrandchapter.org.uk/abou ... ch-masonry
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This also shows an "incomplete" arch with the keystone not yet in place.

The main word here is "rare" :)
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Saki wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:29 pm This also shows an "incomplete" arch with the keystone not yet in place.
I just realized that too, quite an interesting item to research. :thumbsup:
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18th century and in that condition? Very nice :clapping:
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That's a great find, :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

been googling and there is some great info out there, I now realise I've been rolling up the wrong trouser leg :lol: :lol:

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