History, Information, and Value of New Orleans, LA, Eagle with Rays Hard Times Token
Value of New Orleans, Louisiana, Eagle with Rays Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – John A. Merle & Co. Commission Merchants
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-122.
The obverse text reads “Post Tenebras Lux, JHS” and the reverse text reads “John. A. Merle & Co. Bienville Street, New Orleans.” The obverse of the token shows an eagle holding a key looking right with bright rays behind it and a banner above, and the reverse is simple text with a flower at the top and a curved line at the bottom.
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.