Lakewood, NJ, Eagle & Hands Stars Hard Times Tokens

Approximate Current Value: $150

Diameter: 20.90 mm
Mintage/Proof: NA / NA
Weight: NA
Metal: Copper
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History, Information, and Value of Lakewood, NJ, Eagle & Clasped Hands with Stars Hard Times Token

Value of Lakewood, New Jersey, Eagle and Clasped Hands with Stars Hard Times Token

This Token Came From – Bergen Iron Works Store

This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-205.

The obverse text reads “Bergen Iron Works Store” and the reverse text reads “Bone Fidei Signum 1840.” The obverse of the token has a very small eagle, and the reverse supposidly shows two hands shaking and surrounded by rays and text.

In general, tokens can be very hard to identify. The minting process was very inconsistent, so there were often several varieties of one coin. If you own a Hard Times Medal and are unable to identify which one you might own, please contact one of our experts for assistance. We are rare token experts and have the knowledge and understanding needed to give you a good estimate on what your token is worth.