Cairo, Illinois

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Cairo, Illinois

This Civil War Store Card (IL 95A) of Cairo, Illinois is ascribed to an unknown die sinker.

Die IL95B is ascribed to W.K. Lanphear. 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:
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Obverse Die – IL 95A

Cairo, Illinois

Text on token:
  • R.C. Culley / Watchmaker / & Jeweler / Cairo, Ills
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $2,000-$3,000
  • MS-63 : $5,000-$7,500
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-xxx or (New) Blank
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R9  1  b  R8
Obverse Die – IL 95B

Cairo, Illinois

Text on token:
  • D. Ford / Watchmaker / And / Jeweler. / Cairo, / Ills.
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $50-$75
  • MS-63 : $250-$375
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-40 or (New) F-1122
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R6  1  b  R9
Die Reverse:  (New) F-1348
 2  a R9 2  b  R9
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-xxx or (New) Blank
3  a R9  3 b R9  3  d R7

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