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Token: US Civil War Erlenborn Groceries Mendota IL  1863
Token: US Civil War Erlenborn Groceries Mendota IL 1863

There was not a lot of genuine, government-issued money to go around during the American Civil War (mid 1860s), so private mints issued tokens to support commerce and hammer home political ideas. This Civil Wart Token (as they are called today) commands decent pricing:

worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $80
fully uncirculated: $300

Requester trooper describes his or her coin with 'little or no wear,' which is unusual. These tokens almost always circulated, and finding one in near uncirculated condition is rare.

You can get a lot of good information about CWTs at CivilWarTokens.com. See our page on them at this link [Press Here].

Coin: 18573 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: trooper, Tue, 06-Jan-2015 15:07:23 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 06-Jan-2015 18:29:11 GMT
Requester description: 1863 eagle and union on front and 1863...back says groceries Mendota ILLS. front says UNION then picture of eagle and 1863 under eagle .back... A. Erlenborn Dealer in Groceries & C. Main Street Mendota ILLS.
Tags: token us usa civil war erlenborn mendota il tokens toke wars front union eagle street dunion lunion eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel hawk falcon

  

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