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. 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. Post your own 19th century exonumia!