Token: US Dr. West's Products Only  1933
Token: US Dr. West's Products Only 1933

These tokens were a bit hit at the Chicago 'Century of Progress' Fair of 1933. As such, they are readily available for collectors, even in fully uncirculated condition. Catalog values are:

worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $6

Coin: 18109 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: rosalinda, Tue, 21-Oct-2014 17:43:24 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 22-Oct-2014 14:00:02 GMT
Requester description: 1933 1933 2 1/2 ¢ Sales premium 2 1/2 ¢ Dr wests products only
Redeemable in cash not good after july 31st 1933 the western co. Chicago
Tags: token us usa dr west only tokens toke ouest western wests sales sale 2 1 redeemable cash july st co chicago


I found one of these coins. What is the story behind it?
It's often referred to as a 'trade token' -- back in the day, merchants would issue these tokens with a monetary value (only applicable at their business, so as to remain legal) as a form of advertising. It's sort of like clipping a coupon out of the newspaper, but much cooler. - CoinQuest (Todd)




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