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RALEIGH PLANTATIONS TOKEN

PCGS Number: None

Variety equivalents: Unlisted in Breen

Notes:
Illustrations in George Withers 1634 book "Collection of Emblemes Ancient and Modern: Quickened With Metricall Illvstrations, both Morall and Divine.  (Printed in
London, by 'A.M.' for sale in the book store of Henry Taunton.)" show the obverse and reverse of this enigmatic token.

Credit for this find goes to William Nipper, who first reported it in a March 5, 2004 posting at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/C4online (message 3151)

"The first use of the one that shows the
reverse of the Raleigh Token seems to be in Gabriel Rollenhagen's 'Nucleus emblematum selectissimorum...' published 1611-13 in Antwerp" -- posted by Michael Hodder at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/C4online (message 3173)

Sources and/or recommended reading:
Walter Breen, "Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins