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Token: Mexico Chihuahua Uruachic  1873
Token: Mexico Chihuahua Uruachic 1873

Hi Corey -- This must be some type of trade token from Uruachic, a village in the old Mexican State of Chihuahua. Since it is not a coin, it does not command a large collector following, so prices are not high. A guess at value for a the piece that looks like the one in our picture is $25 US dollars. I could be off by a factor of 5 either way: $5 or $125; more likely toward the high side because the token is very interesting. The trick when selling such a token is finding collectors who have special interests in these specific pieces.

These tokens were apparently made in two denominations, 12 1/2 and 25 centavos. They were struck in brass at the Alamos mint for the brothers N. and E. Rascón who ran the mining business 'Compañía Minera Uruachic' in the 1870s. The tokens were redeemable for goods at the company store.

Some tokens seem to have a countermark of a five-petal leaf. This may have been used to denote that a token had been spent, or perhaps out of date.

Coin: 3291 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Corey, Mon, 08-Mar-2010 06:29:02 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 12-Jul-2014 15:00:39 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 28-Jun-2016 00:23:41 GMT
Requester description: 1873 The coin is a goldish color. On the front it has an eagle turned to the right with a snake in its mouth, then on the top it says 'MINERAL DE URUACHIC' and on the bottom says 'MEXICO'. Then the back says on the top 'N.Y.E. RASCON HERMANOS'. In the middle it says '100 CENTAVOS'. It also has two stars on the back and is dated 1873.
Tags: token mexico chihuahua uruachic tokens toke meican mex mexicana mexicanos mecican mexio nexicana mexicano mexican goldish gold color front an eagle snake mouth mineral de y rascon hermanos 100 centavos centavo two stars star golden goldenen eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel centavow centanos centaos starrs bird hawk falcon serpent cactus asps snakes asp

  

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