Peru, Indiana

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Peru, Indiana

These Civil War Store Cards from Peru, Indiana are ascribed to the shop of W.K. Lanphear.  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 740A

Peru, Indiana

Text on token:
  • J. Kreutzer / Dealer / In / Glass / Qjeensware / & / Crockery / Peru / Ind
    (Note the spelling of Queensware.)
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $50-$75
  • MS-63 : $200-$300
Die Reverse: (New) F-1346
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R5
Obverse Die – IN 740B

Peru, Indiana

Text on token:
  • J.S. Queeby / Dealer / In / Dry Goods / & / Notions / Peru, Ind
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $30-$45
  • MS-63 : $75-$125
Die Reverse: (New) F-1176
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R5
Die Reverse: (New) F-1290
 2 a R3
Die Reverse: (New) F-1295
 3 a R6
Die Reverse: (New) F-1331
 4 a R8
Die Reverse: (New) F-1352
5 a R4
Die Reverse: (New) F-1384
 6 a R2
Obverse Die – IN 740C

Peru, Indiana

Text on token:
  • Saine & Miller / Groceries / Notions / Boots & Shoes / Peru, Ind.
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $50-$75
  • MS-63 : $200-$300
Die Reverse: (New) F-1318
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R6

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