variants or bungtown or Bungtown copper or bungtown copper or Bungtown token or bungtown token
plural Bungtowns or bungtowns or Bungtown coppers or bungtown coppers or Bungtown tokens or bungtown tokens
: a copper token resembling an English halfpenny that circulated in the U.S. in the 18th and 19th centuries

Word History


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

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bungtown was in 1787

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“Bungtown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bungtown. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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