Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts

These Civil War Store Cards from Boston, Massachusetts are ascribed to the shop of Joseph. H. Merriam. Merriam was a die sinker who lived in Boston, Massachusetts.

A few of the tokens from Boston are no longer considered Civil War Tokens as they were made shortly after the Civil War. In addition, there are a few in the third edition of Fuld’s book that have been added. I will update these later.

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

Obverse Die – MA 115A

Boston, Massachusetts

Text on token:
  • Comers / Commercial College / Boston.
Reverse Die

Boston, Massachusetts

Text on token:
  • College / 1 / Bank
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $200-$300
Die Reverse: (see Reverse)
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 e R7
Obverse Die – MA 115B

Boston, Massachusetts

(MA 115B-1,2)

Boston, Massachusetts

(MA 115B-4)

Text on token:
  • This token is being moved to MA 200A
  • (MA 115B-1,2) Dunn & Co’s (above) / Oyster House (below) / 1864 (inside wreath of 24 leaves)
  • (MA 115B-4) Dunn & Co / Oyster / House / 1864
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $40-$60
  • MS-63 : $150-$225
Die Reverse: (New) F-1413
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R6  1  b  R5
Die Reverse: (New) F-1414
2 a R8
Die Reverse: (New) F-1414   (obverse : Only has 22 leaves)
3 a R9
Die Reverse: (New) F-1415
 4 a R8 4  b  R9
Obverse Die – MA 115C

Boston, Massachusetts

Text on token:
  • Excelsior / 22 / Elm / St. / Club
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $15,000-$22,500
Die Reverse: (New) F-1284
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 e R9
Obverse Die – MA 115D

MA 115D-1

(MA 115D-1)

MA 115D-2b

(MA 115D-2)

MA 115D-3

(MA 115D-3)

Text on token:
  • (MA 115D-1) Merriam & Co / 18 / Brattle / Sqr / Boston
  • (MA 115D-2) Merriam & Co / Boston / (Slalmander press in center) / 19 Brattle / Sqr.
  • (MA 115D-3) Merriam & Co / Seals / 19 / Brattle / Square / Boston
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $1,250-$1,750
  • MS-63 : $3,500-$4,750
Die Reverse: (New) F-1284
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 e R8
Die Reverse: (New) F-1284
2 a R9 2  b  R8
Die Reverse: (New) F-1284
3 b R9 3  ep  R9
Obverse Die – MA 115E

MA 115E-1a

Text on token:
  • Jos. H. Merriam / Medalist / Die Sinker / And / Letter Cutter / Established 1850 / No. 18 / Brattle Square.Boston.
Reverse Die

MA 115E-2r

Text on token:
  • (MA 115E-2) Not / One / Cent (in center of wreath) / Jos. H. Merriam, Boston (above) / 1863 (below)
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $400-$600
  • MS-63 : $1,500-$2,250
Die Reverse: (New) F-1284
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R5  1  d  R9
1 b R8 1  i  R8
Die Reverse: (see Reverse)
2 a R5  2  b  R7
Obverse Die – MA 115F

MA 115F

Text on token:
  • Sam’s / 10 / Inn
Valuation:
  • No longer ascribed as a Civil War Token
Die Reverse: (New) F-1284
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 e R9
Obverse Die – MA 115G

MA 115G-1a

Text on token:
  • G.F. Tuttle’s (above) / (Steer head in center) / Restaurant (below)
Reverse Die

MA 115G-1ar

(MA 115G-1)

MA 115G-2a

(MA 115G-2)

Missing

(MA 115G-3)

Missing

(MA 115G-4)

Text on token:
  • (MA 115G-1) 130W Washington Street / Good For / 5 / Cents In / Refreshments
  • (MA 115G-2) 130W Washington Street / Good For / 10 / Cents In / Refreshments
  • (MA 115G-3) 130W Washington Street / Good For / 25 / Cents In / Refreshments
  • (MA 115G-4) 130W Washington Street / Good For / 50 / Cents In / Refreshments
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $175-$250
  • MS-63 : $600-$900
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 1)
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R6
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 2)
2 a R6
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 3)
3 a R6
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 4)
4 a R6
Obverse Die – MA 115EA

MA 115Ea-1

Text on token:
  • Pulmonales / For / Coughs / And / Colds
    (previously NY 10E)
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $30-$45
  • MS-63 : $100-$150
Die Reverse: (New) F-1371
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R5  1  b  R8

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