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Tax tokens

Object Number: 
INV.13731a-d
Date: 
1935-1941
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Tax tokens; white metal with circular hole in center; (a) "CONSUMER'S / TAX / 1 / 1 / CHECK / OKLAHOMA" on both sides; (b-d) obverse "CONSUMER'S / TAX / 1 / 1 / TOKEN / OKLAHOMA" reverse "FOR OLD AGE / 1 / 1 / ASSISTANCE"
Gallery Label: 
Starting in 1935, 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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Alexander J. Wall, 1941
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group