Newark Siege Piece - Obverse

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“A coin, generally of unusual shape and rude workmanship, issued in a town or castle during a siege, when the operations of the ordinary mints are suspended.” -Whitney, 1911

This illustration is of the obverse side of the piece.


William Dwight Whitney The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1911)


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