Unusual Coin


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January 25, 2008
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I love it when people put unusual things in my busking donations bucket. Last month somebody tossed into my bucket a coin with no currency number on it. So, I thought maybe it was some sort of a medal.
It turned out it’s a silver shilling from 1787!
It says ‘Georgius III Dei Gratia’ on one side, with a relief of a man with long hair. The other side has 4 crowns, 3 fleur de lys, harp and lions, and the letters 1787 MBFETH REX FDBETLDSRIATETE

I wonder how much it is worth today… but even if it isn’t worth much it makes me happy that somebody thought of giving it to me. It’s different. It’s cool. I’ll probably keep it forever in my “subway busking souvenirs” box.

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2 Responses to Unusual Coin

  1. Ramon on February 10, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Ha, that is so cool, the rarest (can you say that?) coin I’ve received is an arcade token,I still have it.

  2. Steve on April 29, 2008 at 2:46 am

    Get any presidential dollars yet? I found a John Adams. :-)

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