History, Information, and Value of Troy, NY, Lafayette Hard Times Token
Value of Troy, New York, Lafayette Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – W.P. Haskins Planer of Planks
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-361.
The obverse text reads “Lafayette, A Friend To America & Freedom. Died May 20 1834” and the reverse text reads “Plank Planed & Matched By W.P. Haskings 435 River St. Troy N.Y. Also Ground Nova Scotia Plaster For Sale 1834.” The obverse of the token has an image of Lafayette, who the token is commemorating, and the reverse is filled with text.
In general, tokens can be very hard to identify. The minting process was very inconsistent, so there were often several varieties of one coin. If you own a Hard Times Medal and are unable to identify which one you might own, please contact one of our experts for assistance. We are rare token experts and have the knowledge and understanding needed to give you a good estimate on what your token is worth.