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Lyons, Iowa

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Lyons, Iowa

This Civil War Store Card from Lyons, Iowa is ascribed to the shop of F. N. Dubois. This is the only know token from this town. Those tokens produced by F.N. Dubois typically make use of reverse die F-1368 in the years 1859 and 1860, but they have been listed in so many references as Civil War Store Cards that they continue to be considered part of that group of tokens.

Valuations are based on raw copper tokens. For more detailed pricing, see:
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Obverse Die – IA 570A

Lyons, Iowa

Text on token:
  • Gage. Lyall & Keeler / Grocers / Main. St / Lyons / Iowa
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $400-$600
  • MS-63 : $1,500-$2,250
Die Reverse: (New) F-1368
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R6

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Waterloo, Iowa

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Waterloo, Iowa

This Civil War Store Card from Waterloo, Iowa is ascribed to the shop of John Stanton. This token is the only known merchant token issued from this town. Stanton was the most prolific issuer of Civil War tokens in Cincinnati. His line of work centered on stamp cutting and branding devices.

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Obverse Die – IA 930A

Waterloo, Iowa

Text on token:
  • H. & G. Goodhue / Lath Shingles / & / Lumber / Sash / Blind / & Door / Factory / Waterloo, Iowa
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $600-$900
  • MS-63 : $2,000-$3,000
Die Reverse: (New) F-1046
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R9  1  d  R10
 1 b R9  1  i  R10
Die Reverse: (New) F-1047
2 a R9  2 d  R10

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Lansing, Iowa

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Lansing, Iowa

This Civil War Store Card from Lansing, Iowa is ascribed to the shop of John Stanton. This token is the only known merchant token issued from this town. Stanton was the most prolific issuer of Civil War tokens in Cincinnati. His line of work centered on stamp cutting and branding devices.

Valuations are based on raw copper tokens. For more detailed pricing, see:
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Obverse Die – IA 560A

Lansing, Iowa

Text on token:
  • Wm. Flemming & Bro. / Lumber / Lath / & / Shingles / Lansing, Iowa
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $500-$750
  • MS-63 : $2,000-$3,000
Die Reverse: (New) F-1037
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R5  1  b  R7  1  i  R9
Die Reverse: (New) F-1047
2 a R9
Die Reverse: (New) F-1043
3 a R9

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

These Civil War Store Cards of Cedar Rapids, Iowa are 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.

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Obverse Die – IA 150A

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Text on token:
  • You Can Buy / Goods Cheap / At / The / New York / Store / Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Reverse Die

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Text on token:
  • Femaile head facing left (in center) / Reynolds & Co (above) / New Your Store (below)
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $750-$1,250
  • MS-63 : $2,000-$3,000
Die Reverse: (see Reverse)
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R6
Die Reverse: (New) F-1105
2 a R9
Die Reverse: (New) F-1205
3 a R8

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