Sales tax tokens are fractional cent devices that were used to pay sales tax on very small purchases in many American states during the years of the Great Depression. They were created as a means for consumers to avoid being "overcharged" by having to pay a full penny tax on purchases of 5 or 10 cents. I had opportunity to purchase a small collection of State Tax Tokens a couple of years ago. So, I did, just to research and learn what they are all about. Numismatic research on these tokens has been interesting. Mostly about Taxation and Humanitarian laws that came into existence during and after the Great Depression. It has been stated that there are over 500 different varieties of tokens from 13 + states. The variety of material used in the manufacturing of these token has been a fun study. I have found errors in amongst them, things like Die Clashes, Mis-aligned Die Strikes. In this collection the most common size is ~23 mm, 16mm, Common denominations are 1,2,5 mills. I would speculate that plastic and aluminum is the most common material used. I save several of the best examples of each type that I have found. Presently I have approximately 54 different one, which is some of the most common ones otherwise I would not have them. Research info say these are not very valuable, other sites I have seen point to the contrary. Some of these are additions to the original collection. Most of these are pushing past the 80-year-old mark and its really anyone’s guess how they will be viewed in another 20 years. Please post photos of your Sales Tax Tokens. Alabama up first.