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What is this artistic motif called - and during what time period was it popular on US tokens?

IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,171 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited July 20, 2023 5:35PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Also, are other characters, such as the beaded border and the font style of the letters, useful in estimating the date on a token like this? Any good references that discuss this topic? Thanks for your help!


  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,171 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks very much, @tokenpro !

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I always wondered what that was called, thought it likely did not have a name... Well, now I am informed. ;) Cheers, RickO

  • CameonutCameonut Posts: 7,235 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You see it a lot on prison tokens as well.... (not that I have personal experience with those - in house)...

    “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Thomas Jefferson

    My digital cameo album 1950-64 Cameos - take a look!

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