It is true, United States tokens prove big things do come in small packages! According to some, tokens were "fill ins" when small change was hard to come by, a more convenient version of a denomination that was not coined (like a 12.5 cent drink token), a way to generate more profits during tough economic times, they allowed people to get credit, and even helped spread the sentiment of patriotism. With all this history it's no wonder tokens are a popular segment of the coin collecting community.
Now you can access key identifying details, collector prices, and review photographs of U.S. tokens with a computer, using the new downloadable version of the premiere guide to U.S. tokens, the Standard Catalog of United States Tokens, 4th Ed. Author Russ Rulau covers United States tokens of 1700 – 1900 including Hard Times, U.S. Merchant, Patriotic Civil War, United States Trade, Civil War Store Cards, Civil War Cardboard Scrip, and Tokens of the Gay Nineties to name a few. With each listing you get:
- Rarity ranking
- Date issued
- Metal composition
- Pricing in four grades of condition
- Historic details of the token or the images on the token
Add this resource to your library of downloadable references and you'll be better for it.