History, Information, and Value of New York, New York & St. Louis, Missouri, Anvil & Arm Vain Hard Times Token
Value of New York, New York and St. Louis, Missouri, Anvil and Arm Vain Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – L.G. Irving Hardware Store
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-A282.
The obverse text reads “He Who Lives By The Sweat of His Brow Seldum Lives in Vain J.S. Pease St Louis L.G. Irving N-York” and the reverse text reads “J.S. Pease & Co St louis Mo Importers of Hardware & Cutlery.” The obverse of the token shows an arm hammering on an anvil, and the reverse has several lines of text.
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