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Tax tokens (10)

Object Number: 
INV.13732a-j
Date: 
1935-1941
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 7/8 in. (2.2 cm) Each (b-j): 5/8 in. (1.6 cm)
Description: 
Tax tokens; (a) white metal with star shaped hole in center; obverse "UTAH SALES / 5 / 5 / TAX TOKEN" reverse "EMERGENCY / 5 / 5 / RELIEF FUND"; (b-j) white metal with circular hole in center; obverse "UTAH STATE / 1/ 1/ TAX COMMISSION" reverse "EMERGENCY / 1 / 1/ RELIEF FUND"
Gallery Label: 
From 1935-1961, 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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Alexander J. Wall, 1941
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group