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Rahway in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Horsehead Copper

 
 
Horsehead Copper Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
1. Horsehead Copper Marker
Inscription.  This “Horsehead Copper” was the first coin in the Nation to bear the motto “E Pluribus Unum” . It was minted in this site in 1786.
 
Erected 1930 by Rahway Womans Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1786.
 
Location. 40° 37.187′ N, 74° 16.908′ W. Marker is in Rahway, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of St Georges Avenue and River Road, on the left when traveling south on St Georges Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rahway NJ 07065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spanktown (here, next to this marker); Abraham Clark (approx. ¼ mile away); Capt. Thomas Clark (approx. ¼ mile away); Merchants and Drovers Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Terrill Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Washington Tulip Poplar (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rahway
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); In Remembrance of Abraham Clark (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rahway.
 
Also see . . .  E Pluribus Unum. Origin and Meaning of the Motto Carried by the American Eagle. (Submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
St Georges Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
2. St Georges Avenue Marker
Marker in Rahway Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2008
3. Marker in Rahway Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,245 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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