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Token: US Kossuth - Nothing Is Impossible - Washington of Hungary  1850 to 1870
Token: US Kossuth - Nothing Is Impossible - Washington of Hungary 1850 to 1870

The best information we've found is that this gaming token was struck in brass around the time of the US Civil War. There are two varieties: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE and THE WASHINGTON OF HUNGARY. The obverse ('heads' side) shows Lajos Kossuth, a Hungarian freedom fighter of the period, and the reverse side shows the pattern of a US gold $10 eagle coin. There are also some reverses with words about the Cause of Hungary (see secondary picture).

Although I cannot document it, I suspect modern reproductions of this token have been made in recent times. This page assumes you have a genuine Kossuth token struck during the Civil War era. Modern tokens, if they exist, would be worth much less.

TOKENS STRUCK DURING THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $100

Please refer to our Terminology page to properly interpret catalog values.

Coin: 18237 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: frank olartec, Thu, 13-Nov-2014 03:53:31 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 13-Nov-2014 15:38:53 GMT
Requester description: united states kossuth
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