Church Penny


Country United States
Territory / Region New York
Issue Year / Date 1790-01-04
Name Church Penny
Implied Value 1 Penny
Token Type Religious
Weight ns
Size / Diameter 28 mm
Composition Copper
Edge ns
Quantity 500
Obverse CHURCH / PENNY within scalloped recession.
Reverse Blank
Issued by Presbyterian Church of Albany
Issue Location Albany, NY
Series Name Early American
Description The Presbyterian Church of Albany authorized an issue of 1,000 uniface copper pennies on Jan 4, 1790. These passed at 12 to the shilling and were used to stop contributions of worn and counterfeit coppers...