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Tokens (3)

Object Number: 
Z.3105a-c
Date: 
1853, 1857, 1859
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Each (a and b): 1 in. (2.5 cm) Overall (c): 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Description: 
Tokens; metal; (a) depiction of the New York crystal palace on obverse, and or a dog-drawn buggy on reverse; obverse "NEW YORK CRYSTAL PALACE / 1853" reverse " H.B.WEST'S. / TRAY & TROY / FAMEOUS TRAINED DOGS."; (b) depiction of a boot on obverse; obverse " HENRY ANDERSON / CHATHAM / SQARE / N.YORK / MAMMOTH BOOT" reverse "HENRY ANDERSON / CHATHAM / SQUARE / NEW YORK / 1857 / BOOT & SHOE STORE"; (c) depiction of a jewlwer on obverse; obverse "A. REAL ANTIQUE, BUT ALAS! IT IS INDECYPHERABLE / THE ANTIQUARY / 1859" reverse "AUTOGRAPHS, PORTRAITS, CURIOSITIES, & ANTIQUES / JOHN K. CURTIS / JEWELLER / AND / NUMISMATIST / 83 / BLEECKER ST. / N.Y."
Gallery Label: 
During the Civil War, there were no metallic coins of any denomination in circulation. Tradesmen were thus forced to issue a medium that would save commerce. Many of these tokens depicted patriotic subjects.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group