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1832 Philadelphia Mint - Lords Prayer On The Reverse

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This token was also obtained by a relative at the 1893 Worlds Fair. Researching the history of this token I found that it was produced by George B. Soley and he used the Philadelphia mints first steam coinage press which he had acquired for the mint from scrap. The Lords Prayer on the back in this size token (smaller than the Seated dime in the last picture) was astonishing at the time. There was also some controversy at the mint about selling these tokens as seen in the letter from the mint director to the mint superintendent dated Nov 12, 1897. It seems the conductors (mint tour guides) were selling them to tourists and that was a no no. I tried to post the letter but the file is too big.
This token and the previous one I listed have been in a bag with coins for over 100 years and its surprising this tiny token didn't get banged up.

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Very interesting, thanks for that!
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Neat story!
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