History, Information, and Value of New York, NY, Bust of George Washington Hard Times Token
Value of New York, New York, Bust of George Washington Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – John Baker Music, Prints, and Stationery Store
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-230.
The obverse text reads “American Repository of Fine Arts” and the reverse text reads “John Barker 16 Maiden Lane Dealer in Music Prints & Fancy Stationary.” The obverse of the token shows a small bust of George Washington surrounded by a wreath and text, and the reverse has several lines of text.
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.