Belvidere, Illinois

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Belvidere, Illinois

The die sinker for this token from Belvidere, Illinois is unknown. This is a wonderful Civil War Store Card that makes use of unique obverse and reverse dies by having the merchant place his name on both sides of the token. While not easily found, it is still found in fairly good shape.

This valuation is based on the raw brass token, as it is most common. For more detailed pricing, see:
Pricing Civil War Tokens

Obverse Die – IL 35A

Belvidere, Illinois

Text on token:
  • George B. Ames / Dealer In / Drugs, / Books, &c. / Belvidere, Ill.

Reverse

Belvidere, Illinois

Text on token:
  • George B. Ames / 1863
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $25-$40
  • MS-63 : $60-$95
Die Reverse: (See Reverse)
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R5  1  b  R2
 1 a1 R9  1  e  R9
Die Obverse and Reverse: (See Reverse)
 2  b R9

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