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Re: Civil War Tokens

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:05 pm
by Daniel
I think I like the Washington and the Indian Head tokens the best.

Re: Civil War Tokens

Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:29 pm
by mhonzell
Well, all I got for Christmas was a token with a rooster and some flowers. lol:
Have to say, my wife out did herself this year!
(The darker copper areas are remaining luster.)

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Emil Sigel

Re: Civil War Tokens

Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:57 pm
by PetesPockets55
Wow! She's a keeper for sure!! :thumbsup: and what a neat 90* (almost perfectly straight) die crack. (I don't think I've ever seen one at a 90* angle.)

Re: Civil War Tokens

Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:57 pm
by mhonzell
There is actually a third joining them, running towards 8 o'clock. A fourth at 10 o'clock only makes it to the wreath. Amazing that they can meet near the middle and the die still works. (Love the shattered dies. This one is close to being done.)

Re: Civil War Tokens

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:11 pm
by mhonzell
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The street was actually 39th street. But, the section of street near the harbor was filled with illegal slaughterhouses and garnered the name Abattoir Place. The animals had to be shipped in to Manhattan Island and the city could do nothing to remove these slaughter houses. Foul and rank with draining blood and boiling fat, these slaughter houses were built to provide food to the rapidly growing city of New York. They were illegal because the city would no longer sign permits for new slaughterhouses in an attempt to move them off the island. They rose up anyway in the 1830's and continued to operate into the late 1800s. 34th to 38th street were for beef slaughterhouses and actually had a tunnel built under New York City to allow the cattle to be moved from the southernmost docks up to this area.
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Re: Civil War Tokens

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:52 pm
by PetesPockets55
Nice token. Well struck.
New acquisition?

Re: Civil War Tokens

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:58 pm
by Daniel
Always enjoy the history and images of these coins. This topic and thread has almost become a book, well done Mark!

Re: Civil War Tokens

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:26 am
by mhonzell
:l
Speaking of books...

How about the OH995-2a?
Yep, they were not all made in New York. Hailing from Zanesville, Ohio, this token was promoting the local stationery shop. Unlike today, people actually wrote things... by hand.

While several notable people were born and raised here, I specifically recall Zane Grey. My mother collected all his western books. I remember growing up with a bookshelf full of his books. And, yet, I haven't read a single one. I became a Sci-Fi buff (the modern day western.)

(Cliff, they are new acquisitions. Unfortunately, I'm now packed and ready to move to another state to start a new job. So, it may be awhile before the next one.)

Re: Civil War Tokens

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:53 am
by PetesPockets55
Best of wishes. I can tell you this, they'll be lucky to have you around. You seem to add a lot of input to any group you associate with!! "We'll keep the light on for ya here!" widegrin

Re: Civil War Tokens

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:23 pm
by Daniel
Yeah, congrats and the best of wishes from me.