William Talbot, William Allum, and James Lee had an import business at 241 Water Street in lower New York City. They had a large quantity of coppers made and placed into circulation to advertise their business.
On the obverse of these copper tokens dated 1794 and 1795 is the image of the standing goddess of Liberty with a bale representing commerce with the inscription LIBERTY & COMMERCE.
1794 version as has a fully rigged sailing ship with the inscription TALBOT ALLUM & LEE, ONE CENT.
1795 version as has a fully rigged sailing ship with the inscription, AT THE STORE OF TALBOT ALLUM & LEE, NEW YORK.
Diameter: 28 mm
Stamped with the word copy
Copper plated lead free pewter, made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.
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