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Token Thursday!

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edited February 12, 2021 8:19PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Let's celebrate tokens every Thursday :)

Here are some Civil War Tokens that literally say they are a "token" to get us started. These were made by Henry Bridgens of New York City and feature George Washington.

1863 William Henry Bridgens - The Washington Token Store Card - Copper - F-630J-2a - PCGS MS66BN

This is a store card by William Henry Bridgens, a die sinker, for his own business.

https://www.pcgs.com/cert/40579830

1863 Frank B. Orr - The Washington Token Store Card - Copper Nickel - F-505B-2d GW-579 - PCGS MS66

This token was ordered by Frank Orr for his business when he was just 20 years old and based in Mansfield, Ohio. William Henry Bridgens was based in New York City so it's interesting to think about why Frank chose Henry. It seems like having a token back then is like having a business card or website now, just something needed for your business, even when just starting out!

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