History, Information, and Value of New York, NY, Bale N.Y. Hard Times Token
Value of New York, New York, Bale N.Y. Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – Robert B. Ruggles Gold Store
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-308.
The obverse text reads “Robert B. Ruggles Gold Beater E N.Y. 225 Canal Stt. New-York” and the reverse text reads “Gold & Silver Leaf, Gold & Silver Bronze, Dentist Gold and Tin Foil, Wholesale and Retail.” The obverse of the token shows an arm holding a hammer, and the reverse has several lines of text and circular text surrounding.
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.