Mechanicsburg, Indiana

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Mechanicsburg, Indiana

These Civil War Store Cards from Mechanicsburg, Indiana are ascribed to the shop of W.K. Lanphear.  This is the only known token for this town. Lanphear was the second most prolific issuer of Civil War tokens in Cincinnati. His work is remarkable for the variety of motifs used as reverse dies on store cards.

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

Obverse Die – IN 600A

Mechanicsburg, Indiana

Text on token:
  • Eliot & Swain / Dry Goods, / Groceries, / Hardware & C / Mechanicsburg, Indiana
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $200-$300
  • MS-63 : $750-$1250
Die Reverse: (New) F-1124
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R9
Die Reverse: (New) F-1127
2 a R9
Obverse Die – IN 600B

Mechanicburg, Indiana

Text on token:
  • Eliot & Swain / Dry Goods, / Groceries, / Hardware & C / Mechanicsburg Indiana
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $150-$225
  • MS-63 : $500-$750
Die Reverse: (New) F-1124
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R6
Die Reverse: (New) F-1180
2 a R6

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