Token: US Hussey Special Message  1863
Token: US Hussey Special Message 1863

And you thought Fed Ex was a NEW idea? Not so. George T. Hussey was delivering overnight messages back during the Civil War. Like Fed Ex, George charged and arm and a leg for his service: a full 5 cents.

There is a wonderful page with this bit of American History at the Nova Numismatics web site.

You can easily find these tokens trading on eBay. Token collectors eat them up. Some typical catalog values are:

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $80
fully uncirculate: $200

These are inflated catalog values. Use our Terminology page to convert these values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 14339 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Andrew, Fri, 26-Apr-2013 17:24:42 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 13:02:44 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 12-Apr-2015 21:08:03 GMT
Requester description: 1863 Hussey's Special Message Post 50 William St New York time is money 1863 exigency
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