Master Mason Challenge Coin - Third Edition
In 1792, George Washington spoke to the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts: “Freemasonry is founded on the immutable laws of Truth and Justice and its grand object is to promote the happiness of the human race.”
Washington was among many founding fathers who were Masons, including Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton. The Marquis de Lafayette was also a Mason. These men exemplified freemasonry's major values--the belief in a God or higher being, brotherhood, loyalty, charity, education, and justice. Masonry was a theme throughout Washington's life and was observed at his death.
This gold, blue and black 1 ¾” commemorative coin is inscribed on one side with “George Washington Master Mason August 4, 1753 – Third Edition.” The flip side features the masonry insignia and inscription “The Brotherhood of Man – The Fatherhood of God.”