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Bangor, Maine

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Bangor, Maine

These Civil War Store Cards of Bangor, Maine are ascribed to the shop of S.D. Childs. (There is a possibility that these were made by the Scovill Manufacturing Co.) 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.

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

Obverse Die – ME 100A

Bangor, Maine

(ME 100-1)

Bangor, Maine

(ME 100-2)

Text on token:
  • (ME 100-1) R.S. Torrey / Inventor / Of The / Maine State / Bee Hive / 5th St. / Bangor, ME.
  • (ME 100-2) Inventor / Of The / Maine State / Bee Hive / 1864 (in center bottom) / R.S. Torry (above) / Bangor, ME. (below)
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $100-$150
  • MS-63 : $300-$450
Die Reverse: (New) F-1105
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R6
Die Reverse: (New) F-1200
2 a R4 2  b  R9

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