History, Information, and Value of New Bedford, MA, Cheapside Building Without Die Break Hard Times Token
Value of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Cheapside Building Without Die Break Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – Francis L. Brigham Clothier Store
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-176.
The obverse text reads “Cheapside No. 1 New Bedford 1833” and the reverse text reads “Francis L. Brigham. Dealer in Dry Goods. By Wholesale. And Retail.” The obverse of the token is the Cheapside New Bedford factory, and the reverse simply has text.
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