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Benjamin Fotterall token

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This the only token from Mississippi that is listed in Rulau's U.S. Merchant Token book. It was minted around 1852, and was produced in copper, brass, bronze, white metal, German silver, and silver-plated brass - some plain-edged, and some reeded.


In 1860. the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waturbury, Connecticut, issued restrikes, muling the Fotterall obverse with several different reverses.


This particular original example is brass, with a reeded edge, and it's various catalog numbers are Adams-Miller Miss 4, Wright 4, Chatham Vick-01-AB. (Rulau uses the Adams-Miller numbers.)




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That's a neat obverse with the Eagle-shield. Now there they have the 2010 Lincoln cent reverse they've been looking for.

I wonder why Mississippi was so far behind on the token parade ?



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