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1879 Engraved Morgan


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Type Coin
Title 1879 Engraved Morgan
Creator John Baumgart
Date 1879
Country U.S.
Composition silver
Denomination $1
Description 1879 Morgan dollar, reverse engraved AUGHRIM / ENNISKILLEN / DERRY / 1688 / BOYNE / 1690, with varied symbols including the Ten Commandments, a pentagram, and horse and rider. These symbolize the Battle of Aughrim, the decisive battle in the Williamite War in Ireland. It was fought between the largely Irish Jacobite army loyal to James II and forces of William III on July 12, 1691, near the village of Aughrim, County Galaway.  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamite_War_in_Ireland.
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