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Tax token

Object Number: 
INV.13919c
Date: 
1930-1945
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Token; white metal; circular hole in center; depiction of the state of Missouri; "MISSOURI / SALES / 5 / 5 / TAX / RECIEPT"
Gallery Label: 
From 1935 to 1961, sales tax tokens were made in great quantities in order to give change for sales taxes. When the sales tax included a fraction of a cent, sales tax tokens were given as change to avoid over charging consumers. Twelve states issued coin-like tax tokens, which were made of aluminum, copper, zinc, brass, plastic, fiber, cardboard, and paper.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group