$10 Museum Admission

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Overall: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Large manila envelope: Typed "Gold coin laid on the cornerstone of the NY / CITY HALL on May 24, 1803 when its erection / was commenced. Given by the builder, John / McComb to his son, John McComb, Jr., on October / 1, 1824. / With original letter of John
Coin; gold; bust right of King Joseph I on obverse, the Portugese royal arms on reverse; obverse "JOSEPHUS I D G PORT ET AL G REX / 1775"
Gallery Label: 
This coin was laid on the cornerstone of the New York's City Hall on May 24, 1803 at the commencement of the building. The coin was given by the architect, John McComb, to his son John McComb, Jr. on October 1, 1824.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group