History, Information, and Value of Providence, RI, City Coal Yard Hard Times Token
Value of Providence, Rhode Island, City Coal Yard Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – Ephraim A. Hathaway Coal Dealer
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-428.
The obverse text reads “City Coal Yard Providence, R.I.” and the reverse text reads “Ephraim A. Hathway Anthracite & Bituminous Coal 1833.” The obverse of the token shows a fireplace in the center surrounded by text, and the reverse shows several lines of text with decorative flowers.
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