Aurora, Illinois

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Aurora, Illinois

The IL25A die from Aurora, Illinois is ascribed to the shop of S.D. Childs. Childs was a prolific token manufacturer. His dies commonly make use of a woman’s head and most of his dies use sans-serif lettering. He also produced Sutler tokens.

The IL25B die is ascribed to F.N. Dubois and as is typical, he used the F-1368 reverse die, meaning that the token was likely made prior to the Civil War.

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

Obverse Die – IL 25A

Aurora, Illinois

Text on token:
  • IRA H. Fitch / Dealer In / Leather. / Harness / &C. / Broadway.Aurora.Ill.
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $50-$75
  • MS-63 : $150-$225
Die Reverse: (New) F-1207
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R3
Obverse Die – IL 25B

Aurora, Illinois

Text on token:
  • Gates & Trask / Dealers / In / Watches / Jewelry / & / Silver.Ware / Aurora.Ill
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $30-$45
  • MS-63 : $125-$175
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-461 or (New) F-1368
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1  a R4  1 c  R9

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