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Title Masonic penny, blank: One Penny. Pentalpha Chapter No. 11, R.A.M., Chartered Sept. 21, 1860, Hoboken, N.J.
Object Name Coin
Catalog Number 2012.001.0075
Collection Hoboken Societies & Organizations Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Masonic penny token, blank: One Penny. Pentalpha Chapter No. 11, R.A.M. (Royal Arch Masons), Chartered Sept. 21, 1860, Hoboken, N.J. Unissued; made ca. 1860-1910? Stamped metal (copper?) coin; 1-1/4" diameter.

When issued, the side with the denomination had the member's name engraved on it in the blank banner area at the top.

This commemorative penny was used in a first degree initiation ceremony (as indicated by R.A.M. - Royal Arch Masons; related to American or York Rites?) of this masonic lodge. While marked as founded in 1860, the coin itself may have been issued up to several decades later.

The coin had no value other than a symbolic one for the member to which it was given.

See objects 2012.001.0008 for an issued coin that has the member's name on it.
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Date 1860-1910
Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1910
Search Terms Freemasons, Pentalpha Chapter No. 11
Pentalpha Chapter No. 11, Freemasons
Masons - Hoboken
Caption both sides
Imagefile 154\20120010075.TIF
Classification Social & Personal Activity