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Indian Head Penny Owney tag

Description:

This 1893 US coin, known as an “Indian head penny,” was one of several coins given to Owney during his travels. There is no record of when, or where, the dog received this token.

Date:
1893
Markings:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 1893 (written around the figure) figurative: head of an American Indian
Medium:
metal (copper)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.38
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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