Lena, Illinois

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Lena, Illinois

These Civil War Store Cards of Lena, 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. The IL 500B is noted for having irregular letter spacing.

Valuations are based on raw copper tokens. For more detailed pricing, see:
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Obverse Die – IL 500A

Lena, Illinois

Text on token:
  • W.J. Rollinger / Dealer / In / Hardware / Iron & Steel / Lena, Illinois.
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $50-$75
  • MS-63 : $200-$300
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-275 or (New) F-1357
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R5
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-275 or (New) F-1357
 2  a R9
Obverse Die – IL 500B

Lena, Illinois

Text on token:
  • IL 500B-5 shown: M. Weaver / Dealer / In / Dry Goods / & Groceries / Lena.Ill.
  • IL 500B-5 is similar to IL 500B-1, but different spacing
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $50-$75
  • MS-63 : $200-$300
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-34 or (New) F-1106
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R2
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-35 or (New) F-1107
 2  a R3
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-279 or (New) F-1205
 3  a R4
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-275 or (New) F-1357
4  a R9
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-279 or (New) F-1205
5  a R9

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