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Satirical Masonic Penny Xangti Chapter
Imitation of a Masonic Penny
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This coin is a satirical imitation of the Masonic "Penny".
They were privately made by an unknown manufacturer and have been seen in aluminum and brass.
They were manufactured before 1904 as one is mentioned in a 1904 Scottish Rite Masonic book.
Satirical Masonic Penny Xangti Chapter
1. Xangti Chapter Satirical Masonic Penny - Aluminum
 
Aluminum, 34mm, 4.09gm
 
Obverse:
Cartoon demon with big ears and fangs
XANGTI CHAPTER
No. 666
COWANS, U.S.A.
 
Reverse:
PROCUL O PROCUL ESTE PROFANI
INSTITUTED APR 27TH 1741
ONE PENNY
Coffin with legend TUAPHOLL
Notes:
 
This item was mentioned in the:
Proceedings of the Supreme Council of Deliberation of the State of New York, 1904, Volume 35,
published by the Scottish Rite Council of Deliberation, New York, 1904.
 
The slogan "Procul O Procul Este Profani" is "Keep away, keep far away, you profane ones!"
It is used in the ancient Roman poet Virgil's Aenead.
In Freemasonry, the word "profane" means "uninitiated" or not a Freemason.
 
A "Cowan" is an intruder, someone who attends lodge meetings but is not a member.
"Xangti" is a Chinese god with extraordinary powers of hearing.
The number "666" is the Biblical "Number of the Beast" of Revelations.
 
From The Mark Penny by Benjamin Wright, published in 1901:
 
The coffin symbolically denotes death and when the word Tuapholl is used with it, it signifies
an infamous or unhonored demise.
 
With the ancient Druids Tuapholl denoted an unhallowed circumambulation around a Sacred Altar
or bier that contained the corpse of a malefactor or criminal.
 
On April 27, 1741 a number of shoe-cleaners, chimney-sweepers, etc. on foot and in carts with
ridiculous pageants carried before them, went in procession to Temple Bar by way of jest
on the Freemasons
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