Elgin, Illinois

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Elgin, Illinois

For whatever reason, Elgin, Illinois is listed before El Paso in the Hetrich-Gutag and Fuld references.

This Civil War Store Card of Elgin, Illinois is ascribed to the shop of S.D. Childs. This token is the only issue 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.

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

Obverse Die – IL 270A

Elgin, Illinois

Text on token:
  • M.MC.Neil / Dealer / In / Dry Goods / Groceries / Boots& / Shoes / Elgin, Ill
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $125-$175
  • MS-63 : $400-$600
Die Reverse: (New) F-1209
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R5

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