New York, NY, Bale & Smith Hard Times Tokens

Approximate Current Value: $1,700

Diameter: 28.50 mm
Mintage/Proof: NA / NA
Weight: NA
Metal: Copper
I Own 1835 New York Hard Times Tokens

History, Information, and Value of New York, NY, Statue of George Washington Bale & Smith Hard Times Token

Value of New York, New York, Statue of George Washington Bale and Smith Hard Times Token

This Token Came From – Bale & Smith Engravers and Minters

This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-227.

The obverse text reads “George Washinton Bale & Smith N-Y” and the reverse text reads “Bale & Smith Engravers & Die Cutters 68 Nassau Street Plates & Rolls For Embossing Dies & Seals of Every Description N. York.” The obverse of the token shows a statue of George Washington, and the reverse has eleven rows of text with the upper and lowers lines being curved.

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.