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    Scarce 1796 Thomas Paine Token
    PM 1796-7 in Sullivan (for Paine medalet). Obverse shows a pig trampling on a pile with crown and other royal accoutrements, with Liberty Cap above. Reverse reads, "Advocates for the Rights of Man, Thomas Spence, Sir Thomas More, Thomas Paine." Struck in Britain, but widely imported for political use here. Paine at that time was a political refugee in revolution-wracked France, and a very controversial personality in America. EF+ condition, with pleasing color and patina. Copper, 31 mm. From the Joe Brown Collection.


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    November, 2004
    12th Friday
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