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1892 Barber Question

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With 19th and early 20th century coinage, merchants used to get 'free' advertising by stamping their merchant initials on the US coinage. There is a Krause book that is issued which covers merchant tokens from late 1700's to early 1900's.called Standard Catalog of US tokens by Russelll Rulau. Some counterstamps values can command quite a premium, especially from states with low populations at the time.




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truth summed it up really well as per the above


you might be able to take a look at the book he mentioned at the larger main local library in your area and if it is in the reference section you will have to look at it there


call the local library by phone to save time and ask them which of your local libraries closer to you carry it!


if i had to take an educated guess as to what the intials stand for assuming it is most likely a merchants/promotion token i would hazard to guess emphraim mohser



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