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Token reference compendium


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Given the large variety of tokens historically minted, identifying an old token can sometimes be a nearly impossible task. As such, I thought I would start a thread where people can post information on various regional, local, or state references for token identification. I will start off with one for Ohio - Ohio Merchant Tokens by Gaylor Lipscomb, copyright 1986. A newer version is available. A couple libraries in the state have one available for library loan, so you can check it out at your local library. This book focuses on tokens from the 1870s until the print date, but mostly 1890-1940. The introduction states certain tokens are not included in this book, including:

1. transportation tokens cataloged by Coffee – published by the AVA

2. parking tokens - Feisel

3. Civil War tokens - Fuld, Published by the Civil War token society

4. modern food stamp tokens