Alton, Illinois

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Alton, Illinois

These Civil War Store Cards from Alton, Illinois are ascribed to the shop of John Stanton. Stanton  was the most prolific issuer of Civil War tokens in Cincinnati. His work was centered on stamp cutting and brand cutting. He hired several of the other die sinkers throughout the Civil War, which makes attributing some of his tokens, or the die sinker’s tokens a bit tricky.

Valuations are based on raw tokens. For more detailed pricing, see:
Pricing Civil War Tokens

Obverse Die – IL 10A

Alton, Illinois

Text on token:
  • IL 10A-1 : Walter & Smith / Alton / Ills. / Good for / 10 / Cents
  • IL 10A-2 : Walter & Smith / Alton / Ills. / Good for / 25 / Cents

Reverse

Alton, Illinois

Text on token:
  • John Stanton / Stamp / Brand / Cutter / Cincinnati
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $10,000-$15,000
Die Reverse: (See Reverse)
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 b R8
Die Reverse: (See Reverse)
 2  b R9

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