|Seal of The Grand Lodge of New Jersey|
One of the fun challenges in creating portraits for different Grand Lodges is that each state tends to have it's own unique regalia. When I was first hired to create artwork for the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, I knew I'd need to incorporate the GL seal into some of the portraits (Grand officer collars have the seal above the jewel). So, I bought this old coin for $3 on eBay to look at as a convenient reference. I have since included it in five works of art for the GL of NJ. I'm sure the seller had no idea what purpose it would serve, but I have certainly made helpful use of it.
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