Post your 19th century merchant tokens, store cards, HTTs, CWTs, counterstamps, etc.

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I guess you could say I'm as mad as a hatter over this latest purchase. I've always loved the mid-19th century tokens that mimicked the reverses of the $10 gold eagle coins (in brass).

    Why this one? The hat... the eagle... the fact that it's Southern and already PCGS certified in Gem grade... all those attributes appeal to me.

    Francisco & Whitman, Hatters, Public Square, Nashville, Tenn.; undated (ca. 1852-53).

    PCGS MS65, pop. 1/0.
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    This is the only one of its type certified by PCGS and it sold on Heritage for $312 a year ago (12 June 2019). I saw it on eBay with a Best Offer option, and offered rather less than the prior sale, so I was happily surprised when my offer was accepted.

    (I was less happily surprised to see nearly $19 worth of tax added to the total, though shipping was free. Oh well, I guess sales tax on eBay was inevitable. I'll still grumble about it.)

    I'm pretty pleased with this token. What do you think?

    Here- a tip o' my old Holey Coin Hat.

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    Post your own 19th century exonumia!
     
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Here is a other one I used to own. It is an A.C. Yates token from Syracuse, NY, from about the same era, and some A.C. Yates advertising cards (from Philadelphia). Note the similar eagle, in imitation of a gold eagle coin. Hey, you've gotta love "The Old Man With Specs", right? I did.

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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    I want to thank you for sharing this with me via text before posting here...I believe my first response was WOW ...And my second response here is unbeliveable !
    What gem....congrats on the pick,up.
    I'm sure this one will spend quite awhile in the box before you grow tired of her.
     
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  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I have a small collection of these but only took images of a few. Nothing of much value but just loved the eagles.
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  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    What a fitting token for you, in condition and subject.
    That is truly an amazingly well preserved token.
     
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    ldhair Clean Supporter

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  10. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    The tobaco shop isnt mine.....the other spirts one is pick it up cheap due to the hot spot. 9wjvnhrebnly.png id6ay0sgd2m2.png 20190408_144736.jpg 20190408_144806.jpg
     
  11. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I bought this one because the merchant was located in Vickburg, Mississippi where a famous Civil War siege and batter was fought. I believe that this piece was issued in the 1850s before the war.

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  13. PennyGuy

    PennyGuy US and CDN Copper

    One of my more recent acquisitions.

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  16. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    great tokens and store cards! I have a few also.
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  17. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    This is one I used to own, with the eagle reverse:
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