History, Information, and Value of Philadelphia, PA, Anvil & Market Street Hard Times Token
Value of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Anvil and Market Street Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – Smith & Brothers Hardware Store
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-417.
The obverse text reads “Smith & Brothers Philadelphia Market Street 188” and the reverse text reads “Importers & Dealers In Foreign & Domestic Hardware And Cutlery.” The obverse of the token shows an anvil surrounded by text, and the reverse has a saw in the center surrounded by text.
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