History, Information, and Value of Taunton, MA, Double Sided Text Hard Times Token
Value of Taunton, Massachusetts, Double Sided Text Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – Crocker Brothers & Co. Metal Goods Store
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-182.
The obverse text reads “Crocker, Brothers & Co. Taunton, Mass. Manufacturers of Sheathing, Bolt, Braziers, Boiler, & Roofing Copper.” and the reverse text reads “Zinc & Copper Nails of Every Description. Also Sheet Lead, & Sheet Zinc, Manufactured by Crocker Brothers & Co. Taunton, Mass.” The obverse of the token shows a boiler at the top with text below, and the reverse is filled with text other than two small ornamental design elements.
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