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Hagerstown, Maryland

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Hagerstown, Maryland

This Civil War Store Card from Hagerstown, Maryland is ascribed to the shop of an unknown engraver. It is the only token known from this town.

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Obverse Die – MD 560A

Hagerstown, Maryland

Text on token:
  • G.R. Bowman / Confectioner / 1862  / Hagerstown, MD.
Reverse Die

Hagerstown, Maryland

Text on token:
  • To Observatory / (telescope in center) / And / Telescopes.
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $3,000-$4,500
Die Reverse: (see Reverse)
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R8

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Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore, Maryland

These Civil War Store Cards from Baltimore, Maryland are ascribed to the shop of F.X. Koehler.

In Fuld’s second edition, only two private tokens are identified with Baltimore, Maryland. In their third edition, almost 40 tokens are identified as being from Baltimore. Many of these are tokens re-categorized from other cities. I’ll be moving them around after I complete my work through of the second edition since many of these are currently slabbed under the second edition categorizations.

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Obverse Die – MD 60A (MD 60W)

Baltimore, Maryland

(MD 60A-1)

Baltimore, Maryland

(MD 60A-2)

Text on token:
  • (MD 60A-1) Mt. Vernon / 5 / Club
  • (MD 60A-2) Mt. Vernon / 25 / Club
Reverse Die

Baltimore, Maryland

(MD 60A-2)

Text on token:
  • (MD 60A-1) (Turban head surrounded by 13 stars with 1863)
  • (MD 60A-2) (Liberty head surrounded by 13 stars)
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $400-$600
  • MS-63 : $1,250-$1,750
Die Reverse: (New) F-1001
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 b R7
Die Reverse: (see Reverse) [25 mm flan]
2 b R8
Obverse Die – MD 60B (MD 60AK)

Baltimore, Maryland

(MD 60B-1)

MD60B-2o

(MD 60B-2)

Missing

(MD 60B-3)

MD60B-4o

(MD 60B-4)

Text on token:
  • (MD 60B-1) Shakespeare Club / 5 / Balto.
  • (MD 60B-2) Shakespeare Club / 10 / Balto.
  • (MD 60B-3) Shakespeare Club / 25 / Balto.
  • (MD 60B-4) Shakespeare Club / 50 / Balto.
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $500-$750
  • MS-63 : $2,250-$3,000
Die Reverse: (New) F-1001
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 b R6
Die Reverse: (New) F-1001
2 b R8
Die Reverse: (see Reverse MD 60A-2 above)
3 b R9
Die Reverse: (see Reverse MD 60A-2 above)
4 j R10

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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.

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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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Newport, Kentucky

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Newport, Kentucky

These Civil War Store Cards from Newport, Kentucky are ascribed to the shop of John Stanton. 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 – KY 640A

Newport, Kentucky

Text on token:
  • J. Butcher’s / Dry / Goods Store / Newport, KY
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $200-$300
  • MS-63 : $500-$750
Die Reverse: (New) F-1026
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R9
Die Reverse: (New) F-1030
2 a R6
Die Reverse: (New) F-1042
 3 a R7 3  b  R8 3  i  R9
Die Reverse: (New) F-1047
4 a R9  4  d  R10
Obverse Die – KY 640B

Newport, Kentucky

Text on token:
  • N’Pt & Cov / Bridge / Company
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $250-$375
  • MS-63 : $750-$1,250
Die Reverse: (New) F-1029
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R9
Die Reverse: (New) F-1034
2 a R9 2  b  R9
Die Reverse: (New) F-1042
3 a R7  3  b  R8
Die Reverse: (New) F-1047
 4 a R9 4  d  R10

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Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville, Kentucky

These Civil War Store Cards from Louisville, Kentucky are ascribed to various shops. Originally, these were broken into KY 510A and KY 510B under Fuld’s Second Edition. Later, these are broken into individual assignments starting with KY 510C. I’ll come back and update this when I complete the rest as I am using Fuld’s Second Edition to assign most of these.

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Obverse Die – KY 510A

Louisville, Kentucky

(KY 510A-1fo)

Louisville, Kentucky

(KY 510A-2→10)

Text on token:
  • (KY 510A-1) Made by H. Miller & Co. / 1 / Pint / Louisville
  • (KY 510A-2→10) H. Miller & Co. (left) / (Hand holding mug over 5 enclosed in capitol) / Louisville (right)
Reverse Die

Louisville, Kentucky

(KY 510A-1fo)

KY510A-2r

(KY 510A-2)

KY510A-3r or E

(KY 510A-3)

KY510A-4r or F

(KY 510A-4)

KY510A-5r or H

(KY 510A-5)

KY510A-6r or K

(KY 510A-6)

KY510A-7r or L

(KY 510A-7)

KY510A-8r or M

(KY 510A-8)

KY510A-9r or N

(KY 510A-9)

Text on token:
  • (KY 510A-1 & 10) A. Weber
  • (KY 510A-2) George / Brucklacher
  • (KY 510A-3) S.S. Clarke / Whiskey / Wholesale / & / Retail
  • (KY 510A-4) M. Egelhoff
  • (KY 510A-5) J. Kuntz
  • (KY 510A-6) Roehrs & Bryant
  • (KY 510A-7) Schone Ausicht
  • (KY 510A-8) T.T.S. / F.C. Stump
  • (KY 510A-9) Garrett / Townsend (in circle of stars)
Valuation:
  • Use Red Book to see current assignments, or use the Pricing Guide.
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 1)  [fo – overstruck on US Dime]
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R9  1  b  R7  1  fo  R9
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 2) [fo – overstruck on US Dime]
 2 a R9  2  b  R8  2  fo  R9
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 3) 
 3 b R9  3  d  R9
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 4)
 4 b R9
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 5)
 5 a R9  5  b  R9
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 6)
 6 b R9
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 7)
 7 b R9
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 8)
8 b R9
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 9)  [fo – overstruck on US Dime]
 9 a R9  9 fo  R9
Die Reverse: (see Reverse 1)
 10 b R9
Obverse Die – KY 510B

KY510A-10o or Jo

Text on token:
  • H. Preissler / Louisville, KY
Reverse Die

KY510A-10r or Jr

Text on token:
  • Soda (above) / (Two crossed arrows on snake in center) / Water (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 R7  1  b  R9

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