Coin excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.520
Date: 
1740-1783
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Copper coin excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
This coin was excavated on October 6, 1936 by the Field Exploration Committee at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues, and at 204th Street in Washington Heights. It was probably used to pay a British soldier.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group