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 Posted 02/21/2012  5:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Penny Guy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great info cc
Here is my latest CWT acquisition......



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 Posted 02/21/2012  6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CheetahCats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a beauty Bill!
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 Posted 02/21/2012  7:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cointagous to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice addition. Looks like that die was about kaput.
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 Posted 02/22/2012  10:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CheetahCats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bill's Patriotic was struck in LDS, clearly. Terrific example for illustrating the results of worn dies.
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 Posted 02/22/2012  5:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add worldnumis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a scarce one. I believe it is Fuld 104/521






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 Posted 02/22/2012  6:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add worldnumis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is an interesting one from Broas Pie Bakers in New York. The obvers has several Die breaks. The reverse has a partial brockage and is rotated. There are many varieties so I'm not sure of the Fuld number.




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 Posted 02/22/2012  6:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CheetahCats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Worldnumis - love that Fuld 104/521!
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 Posted 02/22/2012  8:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add worldnumis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. It's the scarcest one I have although it only grades fine or so. A similar piece recently sold on eBay for $750. It was a bit nicer than mine, but not much. They just don't show up that often.
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 Posted 02/23/2012  11:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CheetahCats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Thanks. It's the scarcest one I have although it only grades fine or so. A similar piece recently sold on eBay for $750. It was a bit nicer than mine, but not much. They just don't show up that often.


The 104/521a is listed as an R-9. Only 2-4 of these are estimated to exist.

That means, the one on eBay and yours shown here represent at most, an estimated 50% of the specimen's population.

A grade of 'fine' is quite terrific
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02/23/2012 11:17 am
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 Posted 02/23/2012  1:29 pm  Show Profile Check Coindog's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Coindog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Heres my favorite token. 1837 Smiths Clock

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 Posted 02/23/2012  2:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CheetahCats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Below please find a Cincinnati & Covington Ferry Company token.

This particular specimen is neat because not only does it fit into the Civil War Token category, but also Transportation.

Cataloged as OH165W-1a by the Melvin and George Fuld, it also has the Atwood-Coffee catalog number of OH-166-A.

Listed as R-3 by Fuld, the specimen was used as a fare token for passenger ferry crossing between Cincinnati OH and Covington KY, on the Ohio River.

Despite being listed as only an R-3, I have seen a scant few of these tokens available over the last several years. I estimate it to be somewhere between VF and VF-25.



The company itself was in business for about 53 years; having been founded in 1814 around the time when Covington itself was chartered.



The service thrived until John Roebling designed a suspension bridge which connected the two towns. The bridge opened on December 1st 1866. Only four months later did the ferry line fold and shut down.

Thanks,

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 Posted 02/23/2012  2:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jeffrose to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cheetah . . great toning on the Cincinnati & Covington. And a good short history lesson to go with it. I live along the Ohio river in Western PA near Smith's Ferry. Would you know if they ever issued any tokens. It would be something nice to look for.
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 Posted 02/23/2012  6:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CheetahCats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Cheetah . . great toning on the Cincinnati & Covington. And a good short history lesson to go with it. I live along the Ohio river in Western PA near Smith's Ferry. Would you know if they ever issued any tokens. It would be something nice to look for.


@jeff - The only ferry transportation token that I know of is from Shippingport, and it was struck around 1953. PA860-A.

The closest transportation token otherwise comes from East Liverpool (OH), and it was for the E.L. & W Street Railway Company. OH270

Cheetah
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 Posted 02/25/2012  09:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add augold to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
CheetahCats,

thanks for the info. I will definitely play with that photo technique. such a simple way to do away with glare.
i will fill you in on the results
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 Posted 03/01/2012  10:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add worldnumis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a couple more that I think fit in to this topic. They are not new purchases. I have had these for many years. Common as encased postage tokens go and not in the best shape but adequate enough for my modest collection of Civil War tokens.








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