This is an historic coin commemorating the 2009 New York State Quadricentennial.
The coin is die cast; zinc alloy with a bright silver finish - two sided depicting the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse on one side and Henry Hudson's Half Moon on the second side.
Printed on side one are the words, "Hudson-Athens Lighthouse 1874 Hudson River New York State" and, "New York State Quadricentennial Henry Hudson's Half Moon 1609 2009" on the second side.
The coin is 1 and ½ inches in diameter.The weight of the coin is 18 grams, or 5/8 of an ounce (heavy!). The coin is very durable and is molded with high detail three dimensional images.The coin is being distributed by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society which is an official Ambassador of the 2009 New York State Quadricentennial.
Proceeds from the sale will be used for the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Foundation Repair Project slated to be completed in 2009. The cost of the coin in a Rosewood display case is $30 including shipping and handling. To order by check, please send, for each coin, a check or money order for $30. 00 which includes shipping and handling to: HALPS, P.O. 145, Athens, New York 12015. Please designate the check for : COIN. Please remember to include your mailing address and the number of coins you are ordering.
Or to save the $5 for shipping and handling, you may buy the coins directly from the Bank of Greene County, Fairview Plaza, Greenport, NY; The Columbia Greene Federal Credit Union, Rt. 23 B, Hudson, NY, and Athens, NY. and Tanzy's Cafe, 223 Warren Street, Hudson, NY.
For more information on the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, please go to their website! There is a ton of information and some beautiful pictures.