Lowell, MA, Lafayette Statue Hard Times Tokens

Approximate Current Value: $70

Diameter: 28.50 mm
Mintage/Proof: NA / NA
Weight: NA
Metal: Copper
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History, Information, and Value of Lowell, MA, Lafayette Statue Hard Times Token

Value of Lowell, Massachusetts, Lafayette Statue Hard Times Token

This Token Came From – S.L. Wilkins Shoes and Caps Store

This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-174.

The obverse text reads “Lafayette, A Friend to America & Freedom, Died May 20, 1834” and the reverse text reads “S.L. Wilkins Dealer in Boots, Shoes, & Shoe Stock. Hats, Caps, Furs & C, 22 Merrimack St. Lowell, Mass.” The obverse of the token has the statue of Lafayette, and the reverse is simply text.

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