posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 06:34 PM
Originally posted by zonetripper2065
How do we know what year the coin was pressed? could have been in 42 could have been in 2002 only a blowhard could claim to actually know. First these
symbols didn't exist now they do exist but not for people in Indianapolis dude your ridiculous.
Let me walk you through it because you are obviously having issues.
First, the Original Poster stated that it was an Indian Head Penny. These were produced from 1859 to 1909.
Second, Indiana joined the United States in 1816.
Third, the Grand Lodge of Indiana was chartered in 1817.
Fourth, the Baltimore Convention in 1843 sought to establish uniform ritual throughout the United States.
Fifth, Indiana ritual is derived from Kentucky and Ohio which is derived from Virginia, which by the time they gave their ritual to the preceding,
used a fusion of Ancient and Modern and thus no tracing board lecture.
These points all obviously narrow down the time in which the penny was produced and any relevance on it to Masonry could have occured.
Please feel free to contact the Grand Lodge of Indiana, or a Lodge in that state, and ask them at what time they opted to not go with the tracing
board lecture if you feel this is in error.