History, Information, and Value of Troy, NY, Blacksmith with Portrait Hard Times Token
Value of Troy, New York, Blacksmith with Portrait Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – N. Starbuck & Son Manufacturers
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-369.
There is no obverse text and the reverse text reads “Machine Shop Turning & Boring Screws For Paper Oil & Cider Mills, & C.” The obverse of the token has the bust of George III, and the reverse has the image of a screw with text surrounding it.
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