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!

How to enter to win:

POST: Post a proud photo of your beard on Instagram while holding a favorite piece of silver from your collection.

HASHTAG: Be sure to include the hashtags: #FreetheBeard and #MCMCoins on your photo.

Winner will be selected at random and contacted directly 05/13/2019.
Good Luck!

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