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468 - ADMIT / TO / WOOD'S / MINSTRELS / 444 Bd WAY / NY on 1778 Two Real

(300-400)

  Lot # 2541592
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468 - ADMIT / TO / WOOD'S / MINSTRELS / 444 Bd WAY / NY on the obverse and reveres of a 1778 Spanish Two Real NGC G6 Coin GOOD, counterstamp a bold EF. These counterstamped 2 Reals were used as 25 Cent admission tickets to H. Wood's minstrels and Ethiopian band that performed at 444 Broadway from 1855 to 1857 when they move to 561 & 563 Broadway and instead issued struck silver tokens to serve as admission. Rulau NY 964B From the John J. Ford collection Stack's Bowers August 2013. (300-400)
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