History, Information, and Value of Columbia, SC, Eagle IOU Hard Times Token
Value of Columbia, South Carolina, Eagle IOU Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – R.E. Russell Public Baths
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-309.
The obverse text reads “1837” and the reverse text reads “R. E. Russell IOU 12 1/2 C.” The obverse of the token has an eagle that is facing towards the right, and the reverse has lines of text with surrounding stars.
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