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Die F-296

Army & Navy Design

Sinker : Charles D. Horter

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with beaded border
  • End of top left leaf over A in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 54  a R5  54  e R8  241  a R9
 54  b R8  54  f R9
 54  d R8  54  j R7

 

Die F-297

Army & Navy Design

Sinker : Scovill Manufacturing Company

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with beaded border
  • End of top left leaf over R in ARMY
  • End of left sword handle under N in NAVY
  • End of right sword handle under right side of Y in NAVY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 12  a R2  13  b R8  14 g R9
 12  d R10  13  g R9  79  a R9
 12  g R8  14  a R5
 13  a R2  14  b R8

 

Die F-298

Army & Navy Design

Sinker : Scovill Manufacturing Company

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with beaded border
  • End of top left leaf over R in ARMY
  • End of left sword handle left of N in NAVY
  • Strike is bold and even
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 10  a R2  10  g R9  11  b R9
 10  b R8  11  a R1  11  g R9

 

Die F-298A

Army & Navy Design

Sinker : Henry Darius Higgins

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with beaded border
  • End of top left leaf over R in ARMY
  • End of left sword handle left of N in NAVY
  • Strike is weak and uneven
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 9  a R7  9  b R8

 

Die F-299

Army & Navy Design

Sinker : Charles D. Horter

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with beaded border
  • End of top left leaf over R in ARMY
  • End of left sword handle under N in NAVY
  • End of right sword handle under Y in NAVY
  • End of top right leaf between M and Y in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 48  a R1  350  b R7  350  e R8
 350  a R2  350  d R8  350  f R9
 350  ao R9  350  do R7  350  fo R9

 

Die F-300

Army & Navy Design

Sinker : Louis Leichtweiss

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with star at top
  • End of right sword handle centered under Y in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 16  a R3  16  b R9  18  a R2

 

Die F-301

Army & Navy Design

Sinker : Louis Leichtweiss

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with star at top
  • End of right sword handle under left side of Y in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 16  a R4

 

Die F-303

F-303 Token Die

Sinker : Emil Sigel

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with star at top
  • End of right sword handle under right side of Y in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 20  a R3  28  a R2  29  b R6
 20  a* R9  28  b R5  91  a R3
 20  b R5  29  a R2  91  b R8

 

Die F-304

F-304 Token Die

Sinker : Louis Leichtweiss

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with plain border
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 18  a R6

 

Die F-305

F-305 Token Die

Sinker : Louis Leichtweiss

Identifiers:

  • Base of wreath has ribbon only
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 18  a R9

 

Die F-306

F-306 Token Die

Sinker : George J. Glaubrecht

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with beaded border
  • End of top left leaf over M in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 23  a R2   23  d R9   23  j R8
  23  b R5   23  e R9

 

Die F-307

F-307 Token Die

Sinker : Waterbury Button Company

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with denticled border
  • End of top right leaf over right side of M in ARMY
  • End of top left sword handle below N in NAVY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 141  a R1  141  b R8  141  d R9

 

Die F-308

F-308 Token Die

Sinker : 

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with denticled border
  • End of top right leaf over left side of M in ARMY
  • Right ribbon over lower sword
  • Left sword handle higher than right
  • Top end of left wreath has 3 leaves
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 6B  a R4

 

Die F-309

F-309 Token Die

Sinker : 

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with denticled border
  • End of top right leaf over left side of M in ARMY
  • Right ribbon over lower sword
  • Right sword handle higher than left
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 8  a R3  8B  a R2  137  a R9

 

Die F-310

F-310 Token Die

Sinker : 

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with denticled border
  • End of top right leaf over left side of M in ARMY
  • Right ribbon over lower sword
  • Left sword handle higher than right
  • Top end of left wreath has 1 leaf
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 6D  a R3  6D  b R9

 

Die F-311

F-311 Token Die

Sinker : Waterbury Button Company

Identifiers:

  • Swords at base of wreath have handle guards
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 168  a R1  257 a R3
 168  b R6  257 b R7

 

Die F-312

F-312 Token Die

Sinker : Scovill Manufacturing Company

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with beaded border
  • End of top left leaf over R in ARMY
  • End of left sword handle under N in NAVY
  • End of right sword handle right of Y in NAVY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 10  a R1  164  b R9  233  b R8
 11  a R5  164  j R8  233  f R9
 164  a R1  233  a R1  233  g R9

 

Die F-313

F-313 Token Die

Sinker : Frederick B. Smith

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with denticled border
  • End of top right leaf over left side of M in ARMY
  • Right ribbon under lower sword
  • Inner berry is not near top of left sword handle
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 7  a R2  7B  a R10  8C  a R3

 

Die F-314

F-314 Token Die

Sinker : Frederick B. Smith

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with denticled border
  • End of top right leaf over center of M in ARMY
  • End of top left leaf over left side of R in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 6C  a+ R5  8  a R1

+ : 1 looks more like I on most specimens

Die F-315

F-315 Token Die

Sinker : Frederick B. Smith

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with denticled border
  • End of top right leaf over right side of M in ARMY
  • End of top left sword handle left and below N in NAVY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 7  a R3  7B  a R7

 

Die F-316

F-316 Token Die

Sinker : Frederick B. Smith

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with denticled border
  • End of top right leaf over right side of M in ARMY
  • End of top left sword handle left of N in NAVY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 7A  a R3

 

Die F-317

F-317 Token Die

Sinker : Frederick B. Smith

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with denticled border
  • End of top right leaf over left side of M in ARMY
  • Right ribbon under lower sword
  • Inner berry is near top of left sword handle
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 0  a R10 7A  a R1  8A  a R2

 

Die F-318

F-318 Token Die

Sinker : Emil Sigel

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with beaded border
  • End of top left leaf over R in ARMY
  • End of left sword handle under N in NAVY
  • End of right sword handle under Y in NAVY
  • End of top right leaf over M in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 20  a R8  167  a R5

 

Die F-319

F-319 Token Di

Sinker : Unknown

Identifiers:

  • Standard design with denticled border
  • End of top right leaf over center of M in ARMY
  • End of top left leaf over right side of R in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 15  a R2  15  d R7  15 fo R8
 15  b R7  15  e R7  15  j R6

 

Die F-320

F-320 Token Die

Sinker : Waterbury Button Company

Identifiers:

  • 8 berries and 8 acorns
  • Berries are round
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 206  a R1  219 a R1

 

Die F-321

F-321 Token Die

Sinker : Waterbury Button Company

Identifiers:

  • 8 berries and 8 acorns
  • Berries are U-shaped
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 225  a R9  226  a R4  226  b R8

 

Die F-322

F-322 Token Die

Sinker : Waterbury Button Company

Identifiers:

  • No berries or acorns
  • Bottom of anchor between swords and branches
  • Dominate ray from star points to R in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 220  a R1  220  b R7
 220  ao R10  224  a R2

 

Die F-322A

F-322A Token Die

Sinker : Waterbury Button Company

Identifiers:

  • No berries or acorns
  • Bottom of anchor between swords and branches
  • Dominate ray from star points between R and M in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 226A  a R10

 

Die F-323

F-323 Token Die

Sinker : Waterbury Button Company

Identifiers:

  • 8 berries and no acorns
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 206  a R3  207  a R7  219  a R2
 206  b R7  210  a R3  219  b R5

 

Die F-324

F-324 Token Die

Sinker : Waterbury Button Company

Identifiers:

  • 7 berries and no acorns
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 207  a R7  221  a R1  324 ai R9

 

Die F-325

F-325 Token Die

Sinker : Waterbury Button Company

Identifiers:

  • No berries or acorns
  • Bottom of anchor at intersection of swords
  • Rays radiate from star, but do not touch M in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 207  a R5  222 b R3  224  a R3
 222  a R2  223  b R8  224  b R6

 

Die F-326

F-326 Token Die

Sinker : Waterbury Button Company

Identifiers:

  • No berries or acorns
  • Bottom of anchor at intersection of swords
  • Rays radiate from star touching M in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 224  a R2

 

Die F-327

F-327 Token Die

Sinker : Waterbury Button Company

Identifiers:

  • No berries or acorns
  • Bottom of anchor between swords and branches
  • Dominate ray from star points to M in ARMY
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 207  a R9  221  a R4  225  a R1
 207  b R7  221  b R8  225A  a R3
 220  a R9  224  a R8  225A  b R7

 

Die F-328

F-328 Token Die

Sinker : Waterbury Button Company

Identifiers:

  • 10 berries and 10 acorns
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 223  a R2  328  ai R9

 

Die F-330

F-330 Token Die

Sinker : White Hatter Sinker

Identifiers:

  • Wreath strands cross at base of wreath, no ribbon
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 78  a R4

 

Die F-331

F-331 Token Die

Sinker : White Hatter Sinker

Identifiers:

  • Crossed cannons at base of wreath
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 77  a R4

 

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Beehive Design

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Almost comical in nature how these token dies present the simple message, “Busy as bees.” While most of the general merchandise type stores were suffering, industry was booming with their support for the war efforts. Especially in the northeast states, which included New York where W.K. Lanphear lived. Both token dies are attributed to William K. Lanphear, even though the initials CDH are found on the token F-188. CDH borrowed Lanphear’s design, so credit is still given to Lanphear. Lanphear was known for his use of unique motifs and stylized lettering in his engravings.

Die F-188

Beehive Design

Sinker : William K. Lanphear

Identifiers:

  • Date is 1863
  • INDUSTRY is legend
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 384  a* R10  384  j  R9  435  e  R8
384  a R3  435  a  R8  435  f  R8
384  ab R3  435  b R8  435  j  R7
384  ag R8  435  d  R8
Die F-188A

Beehive Design

Sinker : William K. Lanphear

Identifiers:

  • Date is 1864
  • INDUSTRY is incuse legend
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 0 a

 

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Animal Design

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Die F-182

Animal Design

Sinker : John Stanton, James Murdock Jr., & William W. Spencer

Identifiers:

  • Small lion facing left
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 71 mp R10
Die F-183

Animal Design

Sinker : John Stanton, James Murdock Jr., & William W. Spencer

Identifiers:

  • Small bull facing right
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
71  a R9  71 b R9
Die F-183A

Animal Design

Sinker : Shubael David Childs

Identifiers:

  • Large lying lion, facing left
  • SIGN OF THE LION is legend
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 31  a R10
Die F-184

Animal Design

Sinker : Rhode Island Sinker

Identifiers:

  • Two dogs walking right to left
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
134  a R9  146  a  R9  427  a  R9
134 b R9  146  b  R9  427  b  R9
 134 d R9  146  d  R9  427  d  R9
 134  e R9  146  e  R9  427  e  R9
 134 g R9  427  g  R9  427  d  R9
 134 j R8  427  j  R8  427  j  R8
Die F-185

Animal Design

Sinker : John Stanton, James Murdock Jr., & William W. Spencer

Identifiers:

  • Large bull facing right
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
57  a R8  57  do  R9
Die F-185B

Animal Design

Sinker : William K. Lanphear

Identifiers:

  • Left-facing hippocampus
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 0  a R10
Die F-186

Animal Design

Sinker : Emil Sigel

Identifiers:

  • Left-facing rooster
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 0  b  R
Die F-187

Animal Design

Sinker : William K. Lanphear

Identifiers:

  • Date is 1863
  • Race horse running left to right
  • TIME IS MONEY. EXIGENCY. is legend
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
140  g R9  214 g+  R9
 214  g R8  450  a  R9

+ : reeded edge

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Cannon Design

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Die F-168

Cannon Design

Sinker : Waterbury Button Company

Identifiers:

  • Left pointed cannon
  • Date is 1863
  • 13 stars in field are continuous
  • Stack of 10 cannon balls in front of cannon
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 168  ai R9  311  a R1  311  b R6
Die F-169

Cannon Design

Sinker : Unknown

Identifiers:

  • Left pointed cannon
  • PEACE MAKER is legend
  • No cannon balls on ground
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 213  a R2  214  b R6
Die F-170

Cannon Design

Sinker : Unknown

Identifiers:

  • Right pointed cannon
  • Cannon, ground and cannon ball circled by wreath
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 21  a R10  21  e R10
Die F-171

Cannon Design

Sinker : George J. Glaubrecht

Identifiers:

  • Right facing cannon
  • Date is 1863
  • THE PEACEMAKER is legend
  • Stack of 10 cannon balls on ground
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 340  e R9  428  b R9
 428  a R7  428  e R9
Die F-172

Cannon Design

Sinker : Alexander Gleason

Identifiers:

  • Crossed cannons
  • Date is 1863
  • Star between cannon barrels
  • 12 stars in field are continuous
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 429  a R5

 

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Benjamin Franklin Bust

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These Benjamin Franklin bust token dies are well made. Each depict the man in his later years. While famous for his contribution to electricity and print. It was in his later years that he acted as ambassador for the nation and signed the Declaration of Independence.

Die F-151

Benjamin Franklin Bust

Sinker : Emil Sigel

Identifiers:

  • Right-facing bald bust
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN is legend
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 430  a R1  430  e R9
 430  b R9  430  f R8
Die F-152

Benjamin Franklin Bust

Sinker : R. Lovett, Jr.

Identifiers:

  • Left-facing bust of Benjamin Franklin
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN is legend
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
0  a R10
Die F-153

Benjamin Franklin Bust

Sinker : F.C. Key and Son

Identifiers:

  • Left-facing capped bust
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN is legend
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 0  ao R7  129  a R9  282  e R9
 0  fo R10  129  b R9  519B  e R9
 116  a R8  129  e R9
 116  b R8 199 b R9
 116  e R9 282 a R8
 116  j R9 282 b R9

 

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