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Re: Civil War Tokens

#121 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:18 pm

Nice. I think the George head tokens are just popular keepers.



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#122 Unread post by mhonzell » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:23 pm

Be sure to look above the George post as I put three tokens up. Enjoy!

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#123 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:54 am

And a great date to post Patriotic Tokens remembering some of our history. Really like seeing the varieties that you find with the background to go with them.

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#124 Unread post by mhonzell » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:04 am

Usually, you have to have been a sailor to remember 12/7. Were you once in the Navy?

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#125 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:36 am

Mark- No, but a brother was (Vietnam) and one was in the Air Force.
That date was pegged by FDR pretty accurately. "...a date which will live in infamy". There have been some great reports the last couple of days on some of the remaining survivors of the Arizona. Very Inspiring to know their stories!!! I would like to go visit the Arizona Memorial one day.
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#126 Unread post by mhonzell » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:08 am

Next up, a store card from Roloff. Labeled as NY630F-2a. The difference between the -1 and -2 is where the eighth feather points. In this case, towards the letter "R", which makes it slightly more rare (R-3).
This one is in really nice shape. (In case you haven't noticed, I'm getting these raw nowadays.)

Originator of only a few patriotic Civil War tokens, he made a plethra of Civil War store cards. He seems to be responsible for a number of the oversize (24mm) planchet tokens in New York. (Of which this is one as it is slightly larger than a quarter.) It is believed he had a working relationship with Emil Sigel.
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#127 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:24 pm

Very nice detail and well struck.

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#128 Unread post by Daniel » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:45 pm

:winnah: Very nice token!!

The images aren't too bad either widegrin

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#129 Unread post by mhonzell » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:36 pm

Well, I guess it was bound to happen. I got a token that doesn't fit the category. In fact, it doesn't fit any category other than being a Merchant Token.

Classified as Miller Mich 10, this token was probably made between 1848 and 1854. After the Hard Times Token era and before the Civil War Token era. I saw the stove and fell for it. You see, D.A. Foster ran a General Store in Grand Rapids, Michigan starting in 1838 with E.G. Squier. He started making tokens as early as 1845 when he changed business partners to Thomas Parry. In 1855, Parry retired and Foster changed the company name to Foster & Co. During the Civil War, he changed partners again to Martin Metcalf. Each of his tokens bear this stove, but his partner during the Civil War was Metcalf, not Parry.

Still interesting, but "off-topic". I guess I'm posting it to warn that not all tokens of the time were Civil War Tokens or Hard Times Tokens. They were common advertising methods of the time.
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Re: Civil War Tokens

#130 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:08 pm

Nice coin and you never know what you might run into with these; so many were made.

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