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1783 Georgius Triumpho Token Revisited

1783 Georgius Triumpho Token Revisited

By Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

One of my favorite pieces of Americana is the 1783 Georgius (also spelled Georgivs) Triumpho (also spelled Trivmpho) token in copper. The obverse depicts a portrait of King George of England, with the inscription just mentioned. However, King George was hardly “triumphant” in 1783. In fact, this is the year that the treaty was signed ending the American Revolution, which England lost. The final battle of the war had been at Yorktown in 1781.

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