"Hammered" Multi-Struck Error - 1876 US Centennial Token!
I love the 1876 Centennial Philadelphia Internal Exhibition and pieces from that expo. I also used to spend a lot of time on Chestnut Street, living on a cross street less than a block away.
So I was happy to recently pick up this super multi-struck piece from the Centennial Advertising Medal Company.
I also collect Civil War Tokens so a very interesting thing about this piece is that the Washington die was used to strike tokens during the Civil War. It was engraved by Louis Roloff for F.C. Key & Sons. Roloff worked in New York City for Charles D. Horter Co.
Here's a description from Steve:
Post Civil War 1876 token Miller / Rulau Pa Ph 16E Nice Uncirculated. Wild mint error. Broadstruck, just spectacular. Centennial Advertising Medal Co. 1029 Chestnut St. Philada with George Washington on reverse (300-400)