Sandwich, Illinois

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Sandwich, Illinois

These Civil War Store Cards of Sandwich, Illinois are ascribed to the shop of W.K. Lanphear. These tokens are the only issues known for this city. 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. The IL 775B is considered an error token: the W. should be a M. in M.B. Castle.

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

Obverse Die – IL 775A

Sandwich, Illinois

Text on token:
  • Sandwich / Bank / M.B. Castle / Sandwich / Illinois.

Reverse

Sandwich, Illinois

Text on token:
  •  Deposit / Exchange / & / Loan / Office
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $30-$45
  • MS-63 : $125-$175
Die Reverse: (See Reverse)
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1 a R5

 

Obverse Die – IL 775B

Sandwich, Illinois

Text on token:
  • W.B. Castle / Druggist / Sandwich / Ills.

Reverse

Sandwich, Illinois

Text on token:
  • Deposite / Exchange / And / Loan / Office
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $40-$60
  • MS-63 : $150-$225
Die Reverse: (New) F-1316
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1  a R2
Die Reverse: (See Reverse)
2 a R2 2 d R10
Obverse Die – IL 775C

Sandwich, Illinois

Text on token:
  • A.G. Greenman / Druggist / Sandwich / Ill.
Valuation:
  • VF-EF : $60-$90
  • MS-63 : $250-$375
Die Reverse: (Pat) F-31 or (New) F-1094
DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR DIE MAT RAR
 1  a R4 1 b R9

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