Peru, Illinois

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Peru, Illinois

This Civil War Store Card of Peru, Illinois is ascribed to the shop of S.D. Childs. This token is the only issue known for this city. Childs was a prolific token manufacturer. His dies commonly make use of a woman’s head and most of his dies use sans-serif lettering. He also produced Sutler tokens.

Valuations are based on raw copper tokens. For more detailed pricing, see:
Pricing Civil War Tokens

Obverse Die – IL 695A

Peru, Illinois

Text on token:
  • Lininger & Bro / Dealers / In / Dry Goods / Notions, / Boots & Shoes / Peru, Ill.
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $60-$90
  • MS-63 : $175-$250
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-275 or (New) F-1357
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R4
Die Reverse: (New) F-1390
 2 a R8

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