Free The Beard!

Free The Beard!

In 1705, following a tour of Western Europe, Russian Czar Peter the Great enacted a law that if a man chose to grow a beard, he would need to pay a tax. Any man who paid it had to carry a token to indicate that the tax was paid. The amount of the tax varied according to the person's social standing. If the Russian guard came across a bearded man without a token, his face was sheared at once! Few of the original beard tokens remain, however, some are housed at the Smithsonian Institution. These copper and silver replicas of the originals with their unique Smithsonian Sun counterstamp on the reverse of every issue have been officially authorized by the Smithsonian Institution. Exclusively available from MCM, this token would make a unique addition to your collection or a memorable gift for the proudly bearded person in your life.
Enter to win your own silver beard token!

Enter to win your own silver beard token!

How to enter to win:

JOIN: Ensure you are a member of our MCM Community on Facebook by clicking here.

POST: Post a proud photo of your beard while holding a favorite piece of silver from your collection in our Facebook community.

VOTE: On 11/27/19, we will post a poll within the community inviting members to vote on their favorite photo.

Winner will be determined by getting the most votes on our Community poll and contacted directly 12/03/2019.
Good Luck!

For Contest Terms and Conditions, click here.

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