1850s Merchant Brass Token A. C. Yates & CO. Clothiers Philadelphia PA AU 55
Description: A good about uncirculated 1850s brass merchant token. The token is for A.C.Yates & Co. of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. The token is undated but was issued in the 1850s. The obverse shows a man nicely dressed and leaning on a column. He is surrounded by the legend "THE LEADING AND POPULAR CLOTHING HOUSEOF PHILADA" along the edge. The reverse has the name of the business "A.C.YATES & CO. CLOTHIERS" in the center surrounded by the legend "LEDGER BUILDING, COR. 6th & CHESTNUT STS." along the edge. The token has a plain edge. It should weigh ~8.5 gm and should measure ~27 mm in diameter. The token is graded About Uncirculated (AU 55)) by NGC and comes in a plastic holder so labeled. A great looking and very interesting brass merchant token from the 1850s to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: The token is not dated but known to have been issued in the 1850s. Origin: Unknown but most likely struck in Philadelphia, PA.
Reference: Miller Pa 588
Weight and Size: The token should weigh ~8.5 grams and should weigh ~27 millimeters in diameter.
Marks: Marked J at the foot of the column on the obverse.
Condition: The token is graded as AU 55 by NGC and comes in a plastic slab so labeled. The token has very light wear commensurate with its age and circulated state. It has even light wear and is nicely toned. some light toning. The facial details of the Gentleman are still well preserved and discernable. This is a nice and well-preserved merchant token from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information.
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