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Royal Arch Chapter Pennies - California San Francisco Bay Area
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Royal Arch Masons (RAM) California San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Pennies.
San Francisco, Richmond, Lafayette, Martinez, Berkeley, Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Jose
Masonic Penny San Francisco
1. Masonic Penny San Francisco California RAM Chapter 1
 
Bronze, 31mm, 10.80gm
 
Obverse:
SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER No. 1 R.A.M.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
ONE PENNY
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
Member's initials "FR" engraved in center
 
This chapter is still active.
 
Masonic Penny San Francisco
2. Masonic Penny San Francisco California RAM California Chapter 5
 
Bronze, 31mm, 12.46gm
 
Obverse:
California state seal in wreath
CALIFORNIA CHAPTER NO. 5 R.A.M.
ONE PENNY
EUREKA
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
A.I. 2385
CHART-ERED APR. 30, 1855
SAN FRANCISCO
 
The "A.I. 2385" is a Masonic date corresponding to 1855.
This chapter has disbanded.
 
Masonic Penny San Francisco
3. Masonic Penny San Francisco California RAM California Chapter 5 - Small
 
Bronze, 29mm, 8.20gm
 
Obverse:
CALIFORNIA CHAPTER No. 5 R.A.M.
HTWSSTKS emblem
 
Reverse:
ONE PENNY
 
This chapter penny is smaller than the previous one and is more generic.
This chapter has disbanded.
 
Masonic Penny San Francisco
4. Masonic Penny San Francisco California RAM Golden Gate Chapter 121
 
Bronze, 31mm, 11.16gm
 
Obverse:
GOLDEN GATE CHAPTER NO. 121, R.A.M.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
CHARTER GRANTED MAY 10, 1917
ONE PENNY
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
Member's initials "RLW" engraved in center
 
This chapter has disbanded.
 
Masonic Penny San Francisco
5. Masonic Penny San Francisco California RAM Golden Gate Chapter 121 - Worn
 
Bronze, 32mm, 10.30gm
 
This is the same type of penny as the previous one but this one is really worn.
It may have been a pocket piece for a long time.
 
Masonic Penny Richmond
6. Masonic Penny Richmond California RAM Chapter 113
 
Bronze, 35mm, 16.20gm
 
Obverse:
RICHMOND CHAPTER NO. 113, R.A.M.
RICHMOND, CAL.
CHARTERED APRIL 16TH. 1913
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
ONE PENNY
 
This Masonic Penny is larger at 35mm than most at 31mm or 32mm.
This chapter has disbanded.
 
Masonic Penny Lafayete
7. Masonic Penny Lafayette California RAM Ancient Chapter 31 Anniversary
 
Bronze, 34mm, 12.27gm
 
Obverse:
Royal Arch Masons triangle Triple Tau emblem
ANCIENT CHAPTER NO. 31 R.A.M.
LAFAYETTE CALIFORNIA
MARTINEZ CONCORD
CHARTERED MAY 9, A.I. 2392 (AD 1862)
HOLINESS TO THE LORD in triangle
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
125th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
1862-1987
 
This is an anniversary penny and at 34mm is larger than most Masonic pennies.
The Masonic Anno Inventionis (A.I.) year is the ordinary year + 530.
This chapter has disbanded.
 
Masonic Penny Martinez
8. Masonic Penny Martinez California RAM Martinez Chapter 31
 
Bronze, 36mm, 19.42gm
 
Obverse:
MARTINEZ CHAPTER No. 31, R.A.M.
MARTINEZ, CAL.
CHARTERED MAY 9, 1862
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS Emblem
ONE PENNY
 
This Masonic Penny is larger at 36mm than most at 31mm or 32mm.
The chapter moved to neaby Pittsburg (California) and is now known as the Ancient Chapter.
 
Masonic Penny Berkeley
9. Masonic Penny Berkeley California RAM Chapter 92
 
Bronze, 31mm, 9.15gm
 
Obverse:
BERKELEY CHAPTER No. 92 R.A.M.
CALIFORNIA
University of California Greek Theatre
 
Reverse:
CHARTERED APRIL 18, 1906
ONE PENNY
HTWSSTKS emblem
 
For more information on this item and the significance of the date April 18, 1906, please visit:
Berkeley California Masonic Penny
 
This chapter has disbanded.
 
Masonic Penny Palo Alto
10. Masonic Penny Palo Alto RAM Chapter 93
 
Bronze, 31mm, 11.15gm
 
Obverse:
PALO ALTO CHAPTER No. 93, R.A.M.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
CHARTERED APRIL 18, 1906
ONE PENNY
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
 
This chapter was chartered on April 18, 1906 during the meeting of the California Grand Chapter in
San Francisco.
 
Masonic Penny San Mateo
11. Masonic Penny San Mateo California RAM King Solomon's Chapter 95
 
Bronze, 31mm, 13.24gm
 
Obverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
KING SOLOMON'S CHAPTER
R.A.M.
Number '95' in center
 
Reverse:
ONE PENNY
 
This penny does not have a charter date on it.
This chapter was chartered on April 18, 1906 as a San Francisco chapter.
The chapter moved to San Mateo and is still active.
 
Masonic Penny San Jose
12. Masonic Penny San Jose California RAM Howard Chapter 14
 
Bronze, 31mm, 8.47gm
 
Obverse:
HOWARD CHAPTER No. 14 R.A.M.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
ONE PENNY
 
Reverse:
HTWSSTKS emblem
 
This chapter was chartered on May 3, 1856 and is still active.
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