History, Information, and Value of Waterbury, CT, Phoenix Hard Times Token
Value of Waterbury, Connecticut, Phoenix Hard Times Token
This Token Came From – J.M.L. & W.H. Scovill Metal Store
This token typically receives the Hard Times Designation of HT-105.
The obverse text reads “J.M.L & W.H. Scovill, Waterbury, Con, 1837” and the reverse text reads “Gilt Buttons of Every Description, Sheet Brass Plated Metal & Gold Plate.” The obverse of the token shows a Pheonix rising from the flames, and the reverse is only 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.