Bungtown

noun Bung·town \ˈbəŋ-ˌtau̇n\
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bungtown

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Bungtown copper

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bungtown copper

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Bungtown token

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bungtown token

Definition of Bungtown

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Bungtowns

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bungtowns

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Bungtown coppers

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bungtown coppers

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Bungtown tokens

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bungtown tokens

  1. :  a copper token resembling an English halfpenny that circulated in the U.S. in the 18th and 19th centuries

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First Known Use: 1787

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Origin and Etymology of bungtown

probably from Bungtown (now Barneysville), Rehoboth, Massachusetts, where it was manufactured


First Known Use: 1787


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