De Kalb, Illinois

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De Kalb, Illinois

With exception to F-1137, these Civil War Store Cards of De Kalb, Illinois are ascribed to the shop of S.D. Childs. These tokens are the only issues known for this city. 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.

F-1137 is ascribed to the shop of William H. Bridgens.

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

Obverse Die – IL 200A

De Kalb, Illinois

Text on token:
  • I.L. Elwood / Hardware. T.IN & Stoves / De Kalb Ill.
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $125-$125
  • MS-63 : $400-$600
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-120 (New) F-1137
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R5 1 b R9
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-33 (New) F-1105
 2  a R9
Die Reverse: (New) F-1207
 3  a R8
Die Reverse: (New) F-1356
 4  a R7

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