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The Smoker Token: No Pleasure Can Exceed the Smoking of the Weed NGC MS62PL $1600

DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 12, 2020 2:59PM in Buy, Sell, & Trade - U.S. Coins

No Pleasure Can Exceed the Smoking of the Weed/ JNT Levick Storecard M-NY-429 struck in white metal NGC MS62PL $2500 NOW $1600


Here is a great piece of Americana that always draws a lot of interest from regular coin collectors and exonumia enthusiasts alike. It is also featured in Q. David Bowers' "100 greatest tokens and Medals."
During the 19th Century, "the Weed" most assuredly meant tobacco, as the reverse suggests with its interlocking pipes. This was probably the intended marriage of dies as JNT Levick's business address is listed.
JNT Levick was an interesting fellow. A Civil War veteran with the New York Excelsior brigade, he was an avid coin collector and one of the pioneers of the American Numismatic Society.

He held an enormous interest in tokens and medals and had these special pieces struck by George Lovett.
Today, they are treasured for the whimsical depiction of a jolly old fat man smoking a stogie on the obverse.
Always in demand, they have a tendency to find permanent homes rather quickly. I'm offering it here before it goes out on my sales newsletter next week.
As always, reasonable offers may be considered if it doesnt immediately sell. Offered here at $2500, shipped.
Thanks for looking!

Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
"Coin collecting for outcasts..."

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  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bump!

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    TTT

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • This is definitely one of my top five favorite tokens.

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For interested parties: this token is lighter and brighter than my pictures show. In hand, very brilliant and prooflike.
    Accepting best offers through the weekend!

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 24,023 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DCW said:
    During the 19th Century, "the Weed" most assuredly meant tobacco, as the reverse suggests with its interlocking pipes. This was probably the intended marriage of dies as JNT Levick's business address is listed.
    JNT Levick was an interesting fellow. A Civil War veteran with the New York Excelsior brigade, he was an avid coin collector and one of the pioneers of the American Numismatic Society.

    He held an enormous interest in tokens and medals and had these special pieces struck by George Lovett.
    Today, they are treasured for the whimsical depiction of a jolly old fat man smoking a stogie on the obverse.

    Great token and history as always @DCW !

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Any more offers on this classic piece? Reasonable offers accepted

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • LindySLindyS Posts: 242 ✭✭✭
    edited March 3, 2020 4:35PM

    I have always been drawn to this obverse die.
    I wish I could be in the running.
    The war image you posted of Levick shows me this die was likely inspired by his likeness.

    You own an AWESOME Exonumia goodie !!!

    Lindy

  • CMLCML Posts: 4

    is the smoker still available ?

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CML said:
    is the smoker still available ?

    It is still available, you can utilize the PM function to message your offer.

    I will be posting an updated photo this week since I dont feel it captures the true look of the token, which is quite prooflike and lustrous.

    Next week, it will be added for sale in my newsletter so all interested parties should speak now or forever hold their peace

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ttt

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • CMLCML Posts: 4

    This token deserves a bump

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Let's get this sold, folks. $2000, shipped today.

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 4,375 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Too rich for my blood but thanks for the contact high. Peace Roy

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,599 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice !!! 👍

    Timbuk3
  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    TTT

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now $1800!

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 18, 2020 6:43AM

    TTT

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    TTT

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just realized I still have this piece for sale. Let's get it sold. On eBay for more. But I will accept 1600 in some form of non fee payment

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ttt

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Still available at a great price...for now

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • coinsarefuncoinsarefun Posts: 18,681 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinsarefun said:
    Awesome Token! Great seller

    Thanks, Stef.

    Gold and silver trades are welcome. Let's make a deal, folks

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 26, 2020 9:01AM

    Here is a thought:
    Would trade this awesome token for 72 silver dollars of average circulated quality (no culls)
    Of course, I'd still accept the cash price which is a decent price for thise always in demand token.

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • DCWDCW Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    TTT

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

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