Bethel, Indiana

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Bethel, Indiana

This Civil War Store Card from Bethel, Indiana is ascribed to the shop of W.K. Lanphear. This token is the only known merchant token issued from this town. Lanphear  was the second most prolific issuer of Civil War tokens in Cincinnati. His work is remarkable for the variety of motifs used as reverse dies on store cards.

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

Obverse Die – IN 100A

Bethel, Indiana

Text on token:
  • Thompson & Wiley / Dealers / In / Dry Goods / And / Groceries / Bethel, Ind.
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $60-$90
  • MS-63 : $300-$450

Die Reverse: (Pat) F-38 or (New) F-1124
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R5 1 b  R9
Die Reverse: (New) F-1180
 2 a R4

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