Lansingburgh, NY & Lafayette, LA Hard Times Tokens

Approximate Current Value: $30

Diameter: 28.50 mm
Mintage/Proof: NA / NA
Weight: NA
Metal: Copper
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History, Information, and Value of Lansingburgh, NY, Lansingburgh (NY) & Lafayette Hard Times Token

Value of Lansingburgh, New York, Lansingburgh (NY) and Lafayette Hard Times Token

This Token Came From – Walsh’s General Store

This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-217.

The obverse text reads “Lafayette, A Friend To America & Freedom, Died May 20, 1834” and the reverse text reads “Walsh’s General Store Lansingburgh (N.Y) 1835.” The obverse of the token shows a statue of Lafayette standing, and the reverse is text appearing in a curved line.

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