1863 Civil War Store Token Straight's Elephantine Shoe Store Card Albany NY, XF
Description: A good, extremely fine or better Civil War copper token. The token represents Straight's Elephantine Shoe Store card or redeemable token and was issued in 1863. The obverse of the token shows an elephant marching while wearing boots on all four legs. The elephant is surrounded with the legend "STRAIGHT'S ELEPHANTINE SHOE STORE; BROADWAY; 1863". The elephant has a blanket on its back with the number 398 on it. The reverse of the token has the legend "**REDEEMABLE AT MY SHOE STORE**" along the edge with the legend "398; BROADWAY; ALBANY; N.Y." in the center. The token has a plain edge. It weighs ~3 gm and is ~19.5 mm in diameter. A great looking and very interesting Civil War store token to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.
Reference: Fuld-010-1a with Rarity-2
Weight and Size: The token weighs ~3 grams, is ~19.5 millimeters in diameter.
Marks: Unmarked as to the maker.
Condition: The token is in good extremely fine condition or better. It is nicely toned and shows wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. In our opinion, the obverse shows more wear than the reverse. Be that as it may, this is a nice and well-preserved Civil War token to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information.
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