History, Information, and Value of the 1862 P.T. Barnum Tom Thumb New York Post-War Tokens
Value of the 1862 P.T. Barnum Tom Thumb New York Post-War Tokens
This Token Came From – New York, New York
The obverse text on the token reads “Charles S. Stratton Known As Genl Tom Thumb, 31 In Hgh.” The reverse text on this token reads “General Tom Thumb’s Equipage The Equipment Cost Upwards of 400 Guineas, Whole Height 40 In Body 20 In By 11 In, Poines 28 In, Crest, Rising Sun Arms, Britannia and Liberty Supporters, Lion & Eagle Motto, Go-A-Head.” The obverse depicts a standing portrait of General Tom Thumb. The reverse of the token shows a carriage with four horses in front, driven by one man and one passenger, with surrounding descriptive text.
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