Token ~ Jeton: US Masonic Bonnie Blink Corn Husking token  1928 to Date
Token ~ Jeton: US Masonic Bonnie Blink Corn Husking token 1928 to Date

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:

worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $15

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.

Coin: 16345 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Yolanda, Thu, 16-Jan-2014 18:39:45 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 18-Jan-2014 00:42:47 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 05-Jan-2016 15:02:57 GMT
Requester description: 1931 Masonic Home Maryland one days work for widows and or Hans Fourth Bonnie Blink Corn Husking Nov. 11,1931 One Penny Picture of ear of corn
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