Coin excavated at a British and Hessian Revolutionary War fort and camp

Object Number: 
INV.6318.355
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Coin excavated at the British and Hessian camp on Laurel Hill at Fort George, along Audubon and Eleventh Avenues and between 190th and 194th Streets in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
This coin was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at the British and Hessian camp on Laurel Hill at Fort George, in Washington Heights. It was housed for many years as part of the Reginald Pelham Bolton Collection of Revolutionary War Relics in the Jumel Mansion, at 160th Street and Edgecomb Avenue. According to a label found with the coin, it was found on 189th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, and is possibly an English half-pence.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group