History, Information, and Value of New York, NY, Benjamin Franklin Hard Times Token
Value of New York, New York, Benjamin Franklin Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – Benjamin Hooks Hat Store
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-280.
The obverse text reads “Benjamin Franklin Bale” and the reverse text reads “B. Hooks. 276 Broome Street Corner of Allen St.” The obverse of the token shows a portrait of Benjamin Franklin facing towards the left, and the reverse is covered in text.
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