History, Information, and Value of Attleboro, MA, American Institute Figure, Filled Reverse E Hard Times Token
Value of Attleboro, Massachusetts, American Institute Figure, Filled Reverse E Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – R. & W. Robinson Button Store
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-154.
The obverse text reads “American Institute New York, H” and the reverse text reads “Copy of a Gold Medal Awarded to R & W Robinson, For the Best Military, Naval, Sporting, & Plain Flat Buttons, 1836.” The obverse of the token shows the American Institute Statue with an eagle and ship surrounding, and the reverse has text without a banner over the words.
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