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Masonic Royal Arch Mason (RAM) Pennies
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These items are issued by specialized Masonic lodges called "Royal Arch Masons".
Royal Arch Masons are also called "York Rite Masons".
 
The abbreviation "RAM" or "R.A.M." is "Royal Arch Masons".
The emblem "HTWSSTKS" means "Hiram of Tyre, Widow's Son, Sent To King Solomon".
 
Some have the Biblical Ark of the Covenent on them, an important Masonic symbol,
also of interest to Indiana Jones.
Masonic Penny Blank
01. Masonic Penny Generic Blank
 
Obverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
 
Reverse:
ONE PENNY
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 30mm
Weight: 10.20gm
 
Masonic Penny San Francisco
02. Masonic Penny San Francisco California RAM Chapter 1
 
Obverse:
SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER NO. 1 R.A.M.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
ONE PENNY
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 32mm
Weight: 11.30gm
 
Masonic Penny San Francisco
03. Masonic Penny San Francisco California RAM Chapter 5
 
Obverse:
CALIFORNIA CHAPTER NO. 5 R.A.M.
EUREKA
ONE PENNY
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
A.I. 2385
CHART-ERED APR.30, 1855
SAN FRANCISCO
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 32mm
Weight: 12.46gm
 
The "A.I. 2385" is a Masonic date corresponding to 1855.
 
Masonic Penny San Francisco
04. Masonic Penny San Francisco California RAM Chapter 121
 
Obverse:
GOLDEN GATE CHAPTER NO. 121, R.A.M.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
CHARTER GRANTED MAY 10, 1917
ONE PENNY
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
Initials RLW Inside
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 32mm
Weight: 11.16gm
 
Masonic Penny Berkeley
05. Masonic Penny Berkeley California RAM Chapter 92
 
Obverse:
BERKELEY CHAPTER No 92 R.A.M.
CALIFORNIA
University of California Greek Theatre
 
Reverse:
CHARTERED APRIL 18, 1906
ONE PENNY
HTWSSTKS emblem
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 30mm
Weight: 9.15gm
 
For more information on this item and the significance of the date April 18, 1906, please visit:
Berkeley California Masonic Penny
 
Masonic Penny Petaluma
06. Masonic Penny Petaluma California RAM Chapter 22
 
Obverse:
PETALUMA CHAPTER NO. 22, R.A.M.
PETALUMA, CALIF.
CHARTERED MAY 7, 1858
ONE PENNY
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 32mm
Weight: 11.46gm
 
Masonic Penny San Mateo
07. Masonic Penny San Mateo California RAM Chapter 95
 
Obverse:
KING SOLOMON'S CHAPTER
R.A.M.
HTWSSTKS emblem and 95
 
Reverse:
ONE PENNY
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 30mm
Weight: 13.24gm
 
Masonic Penny San Jose
08. Masonic Penny San Jose California RAM Chapter 14
 
Obverse:
HOWARD CHAPTER No. 14 R.A.M.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
ONE PENNY
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 31mm
Weight: 8.47gm
 
Masonic Penny Stockton
09. Masonic Penny Stockton California RAM Chapter 28
 
Obverse:
STOCKTON CHAPTER No 28 R.A.M.
STOCKTON, CAL.
INSTITUTED JANUARY, 1861.
ONE PENNY
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 32mm
Weight: 11.08gm
 
Masonic Penny Lompoc
10. Masonic Penny La Purissima Lompoc California RAM Chapter 101
 
Obverse:
Biblical Ark of the Covenant with initials "AL JF 3000"
LA PURISSIMA CHAPTER NO. 101, R.A.M.
LOMPOC, CAL.
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
CHARTERED APRIL 21, 1909
ONE PENNY
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 32mm
Weight: 11.79gm
 
"AL JF 3000" is the Masonic year that the Temple of Solomon was completed.
"AL" is "Year of the Light", which adds 4000 to the ordinary year.
 
Masonic Penny Roswell New Mexico
11. Masonic Penny Roswell New Mexico Columbia RAM Chapter 7
 
Obverse:
COLUMBIA CHAPTER No. 7 R.A.M.
ROSWELL, N.M.
CHARTERED AUGUST 24TH 1894
ONE PENNY
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 31mm
Weight: 10.96gm
 
This chapter had some unusual members.
 
Masonic Penny St.Louis
12. Masonic Penny St. Louis Missouri RAM Chapter 1 - Caesar
 
Issued by the Royal Arch Masons, St. Louis, Missouri
The design is based on a Roman coin of Caesar Augustus commemorating Julius Caesar.
 
Obverse:
MISSOURI CHAPTER No 1. R.A.M.
ST.LOUIS
CAESAR AVGVSTVS
 
Reverse:
Eight spokes
DIVVS IVLIV
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 30mm
Weight: 11.86gm
 
Masonic Penny St.Louis
13. Masonic Penny St. Louis Missouri RAM Chapter 1 - Caesar and Automobile
 
Another example of the above token in better shape.
It weighs 1.5 grams more than the previous token.
This one has the figure of an automobile carved onto it.
 
Obverse:
MISSOURI CHAPTER No 1. R.A.M.
ST.LOUIS
CAESAR AVGVSTVS
 
Reverse:
Eight spokes
DIVVS IVLIV
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 30mm
Weight: 13.27gm
 
Masonic Penny St.Louis
14. Masonic Penny Missouri RAM Grand Chapter - Ark of the Covenant
 
Obverse:
Triangle enclosing the Biblical Ark of the Covenant
GRAND CHAPTER R.A.M.
MISSOURI
 
Reverse:
74 in ANNUAL CONVOCATION APR. 27-28, 1920
ST. LOUIS
ONE PENNY
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 30mm
Weight: 9.22gm
 
Masonic Penny Haverhill
15. Masonic Penny Haverhill Massachusetts Pentucket RAM Chapter
 
Obverse:
Biblical Ark of the Covenant with initials "AL JF 3000"
PENTUCKET ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
CHARTERED DEC. 9, 1856
HAVERHILL, MASS.
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
ONE PENNY
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 32mm
Weight: 11.40gm
 
Masonic Penny Oak Ridge
16. Masonic Penny Oak Ridge Tennessee Palmyra RAM Chapter 218
 
Obverse:
PALMYRA CHAPTER NO. 218. R.A.M.
OAK RIDGE, TENNESEE
CHARTERED JAN. 27, 1948
ONE PENNY
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 32mm
Weight: 11.35gm
 
Masonic Penny Columbus
17. Masonic Penny Columbus Wisconsin RAM Chapter 55
 
Obverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
 
Reverse:
COLUMBUS CHAPTER NO. 55 R.A.M.
COLUMBUS, WIS.
INSTITUTED FEB. 22ND 1883
ONE PENNY
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 30mm
Weight: 10.29gm
 
Masonic Penny Washington D.C.
18. Masonic Penny Washington D.C. Columbia RAM Chapter 1
 
Obverse:
Biblical Ark of the Covenant
COLUMBIA R.A.M. NO. 1
WASHINGTON, D.C.
CHARTERED MAY 20 TH. 1840
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
ONE PENNY
AV in center
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 29mm
Weight: 8.90gm
 
Masonic Penny Red Oak Iowa
19. Masonic Penny Red Oak Iowa Montgomery RAM Chapter 57
 
Obverse:
MONTGOMERY CHAPTER No. 57 R.A.M.
RED OAK, IOWA
CHARTERED OCTOBER 17TH 1870
ONE PENNY
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
Engraved initials in center "FAJ"
 
Metal: Bronze
Size: 31mm
Weight: 10.21gm
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