This token's obverse depicts the seated figure of Hibernia with her harp behind her, similar to William Wood's 1723 Hibernia coppers. The obverse legend reads: "NORTH AMERICAN TOKEN" with a date of 1781. The reverse shows a ship on water and the legend: "COMMERCE." Struck in both copper and brass, this token was struck in Dublin, Ireland probably between 1810 and 1820, and intended for circulation along the United States and Canadian border. This token is considered a colonial era token by numismatic historians. As with other tokens of the period, the North American Tokens were intended to alleviate the shortage of copper coins in both countries. Most examples of this much sought after token are weakly struck.