History, Information, and Value of Providence, RI, Lafayette Standing Hard Times Token
Value of Providence, Rhode Island, Lafayette Standing Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – Clark & Anthony Jewelers and Watchmakers Store
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-425.
The obverse text reads “Lafayette, A Friend to America & Freedom Died May 20 1834” and the reverse text reads “Clark & Anthony Jewelers & Watch Makers Nos. 25 & 27 Cheapside Providence R.I 1835.” The obverse of the token shows Lafayette standing in the center and surrounded by text, and the reverse has several lines of text.
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