Colonial 1783 XF 40 PCGS Wash Copper Sm Mil PE
This example can be distinguished as a small bust variety in that the bottom front corner of the bust does not extend over the W in the legend. Though bearing a 1783 date Military Bust tokens, were struck at Bolton's Soho Mint in Birmingham, England between 1820 and 1848, with the 30's or 40's appearing more likely as the token was still in circulation at mid-century. The Washington military bust token was designed by Thomas Wells Ingram, after the work of the Philadelphia artist Edward Savage. The token bears the initials T.W.I and E.S. in the reverse exergue.