Joseph Bonaparte and the Jersey Devil: A Numismatic Odyssey

Richard Veit


Archaeological excavations at Cedar Bridge Tavern in Barnegat, New Jersey resulted in the recovery of a four reale coin minted by Joseph Bonaparte while King of Spain. This article examines the coin in its historical context, with particular emphasis on a legendary encounter between Bonaparte and the Jersey Devil.

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