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1860 Fort Benton, Montana Tokens - Originals and Restrikes

ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 14, 2020 9:12AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I picked up this restrike recently from Steve Hayden because I liked the way it looked and it was inexpenssive.

Then I noticed @tokenpro was using an original for this avatar.

What do we know about these tokens and where the dies are today?

What was the Baker Street Ferry? Are there any photos of it?

Does anyone know what the "M. L." stands for in "M. L. Lynch"?

The following is from TokenCatalog.com:

This example is BU - shiney aluminum. Scanner light reflection makes it look black,; This is Atwood-Coffee Montana Fantasy #1, struck from original dies in the '60's. Sold for 25¢ by the Fort Benton Historical Museum. 1000 made. The original is brass, 24mm. (Atwood-Coffee, Sixth Edition 2007.)


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