Bonnie Blink ('Beautiful View' in Scottish) is a 293-acre farm in Maryland, which was purchased by the Masonic Grand Lodge in 1927. Since 1928 annual corn huskings have been held, and the penny tokens were paid to each person after performing their duty in their field. The tokens would later need to be presented in order to participate in the afternoon's barbecue. They were minted in brass.
Older tokens are worth more, and there seems to be a cutoff point for value, as noted below:
TOKENS DATED 1948 AND EARLIER:
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $15
TOKENS DATED 1949 AND LATER
worn: less than $1
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $8
The reverses of the tokens change along with the Masonic Lodge electing new Grandmasters, and the name of the Grandmaster of the year is included along with the date of the corn husking.
The way the corn is displayed on the obverse also varies a bit from a pile of corn husks to a single ear of corn.
Damaged tokens will be worth much less. Review our Important Terminology page found at the top left for information on how to interpret the catalog values listed on this page.