Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Detecto92, Mar 21, 2012.
Aluminium so think the light makes it look a bit yellow.
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My interest in this particular token is the name of the town--Mars Bluff. Before there was Mars Bluff there was Marrs Bluff, situated on the Great Peedee River. Marrs Bluff is where the Gunship CSA Peedee was built. It launched in Jan. 1865 but was scuttled a month later to avoid capture by Sherman's forces.
That was Marrs Bluff. Mars Bluff was 7 miles inland from the Peedee and where a railroad depot was built. Many businesses migrated from Marrs Bluff to Mars Bluff after the war.
In 1958 Mars Bluff became famous when an Air Force B-47 accidentally dropped an atom bomb on them. Fortunately the war head was not attached to the bomb. However, the conventional explosives that would have detonated the warhead worked exceedingly well and left a crater that still exists today.
To date G.J. Pait has not been identified. Tony Chibbaro believes it possible the tokens were meant for J.R. Pait, who operated a sawmill and general store and that the die sinker messed up the order.
Sources: Tony Chibbaro: Numismatics of South Carolina Trade Tokens and also Wiki.
Blank reverse These are my first from Ohio came in a half sheet of items that will follow, that came from Akron Ohio.
That's interesting, Circus. I didn't realize that there were paper or cardboard tax tickets. I'm used to seeing the metallic or plastic ones. I have a few in my collection of exonumia but have never collected them serious.
So I presume that Ohio has issued more tax tokens than anyone else?
Thanks, Circus. Now that you mention it, I recall having seen some of the round cardboard ones.
Blank revese other than the water mark all have staple holes in them as they were bundled in packs of 100 and stapled
From the Akron collection
Prices may be out of date, still a great general reference
Some in the Angolan province of Cabinda seek independence. Their government in exile has issued various "coins", mostly aluminum, mostly picturing animals, quite available on eBay. Only one seems to picture an historical person: Dr. L.L. Zamenhof, the Lithuanian-Jewish inventor of the universal language Esperanto. Does anyone know why he is considered important to them?
This is exactly why I love this hobby . . . the history you learn can't be found in school text books. Thank you so much @longnine009.
I have this same book. Great book to have.
Is that toning or reflection.
Cool medals. What is on the reverse?
I've posted the Dengremont Token before as there's an interesting history about this well known violin player from Brazil, see the link! I just realized, it's not the link I was looking for but it tells a little bit about him just the same! Darn, just realized the Miners Badge isn't mine but I place mine below in a new group!
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