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From "The Numismatist"
Written by Ernie Nagy
September 2010


This is a link to the original submission  http://www.money.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=15553










« Last Edit: September 22, 2010, 08:11:54 PM by coinsarefun »



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Re: Article on Hard Times Tokens and our US History from "The Numismatist"
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 01:33:09 AM »
Thanks 4 posting that article Stefanie - very interesting read!  :ThumbsUp;
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Re: Article on Hard Times Tokens and our US History from "The Numismatist"
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 11:16:30 AM »
Terrific reading, Stefanie.  : )

Thank you.  : )
I have collected U.S coins for many years, and then Civil War Tokens, but am now actively building a collection of Conder Tokens,
the coins that made the Industrial Revolution a whopping success. : )

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Re: Article on Hard Times Tokens and our US History from "The Numismatist"
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2010, 08:13:08 PM »
I have the honer to tell everyone here that the author of this  great article has joined here as a member  :1Applause;
Welcome here Ernie :Welcome;

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Re: Article on Hard Times Tokens and our US History from "The Numismatist"
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 05:40:17 AM »
Great!  :3dancingsmiley;

Welcome Ernie - enjoy the forum  [url=http://www.freesmileys.or

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Re: Article on Hard Times Tokens and our US History from "The Numismatist"
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 07:55:51 PM »
Yesterday Stefanie mentioned that she had an interest in merchant tokens.  Attached find a February 1981 Numismatist article on Hard times Tokens, covering both political and merchant tokens written by Thomas Schweich.  The article discusses theories as to why they were issued, including the motivations of the merchants who issued them.  If you want to know everything there is to know about these tokens, this article is useful.

Ernie   

I removed the attached article.  I apologize for violating a copyright.  A copy of the Thomas Schweich article can be obtained from the ANA library
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Re: Article on Hard Times Tokens and our US History from "The Numismatist"
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 09:00:16 PM »
Yesterday Stefanie mentioned that she had an interest in merchant tokens.  Attached find a February 1981 Numismatist article on Hard times Tokens, covering both political and merchant tokens written by Thomas Schweich.  The article discusses theories as to why they were issued, including the motivations of the merchants who issued them.  If you want to know everything there is to know about these tokens, this article is useful.

Ernie



Thank you very much for posting this ;D
I will have great reading material this coming weekend!

Stefanie

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Re: Article on Hard Times Tokens and our US History from "The Numismatist"
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2010, 09:02:02 PM »
also, if your interested I updated some of my token collection, I will finish next week
http://www.coinsarefun.com/forum/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=11

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Re: Article on Hard Times Tokens and our US History from "The Numismatist"
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2010, 09:03:04 PM »
Interesting piece. 
The ANA will send you a photocopy of any article for a modest fee.  I often use the Library for that when I am researching.   The way to find an article is to use their Harry Bass Periodical Database (also an ANA link). 

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Re: Article on Hard Times Tokens and our US History from "The Numismatist"
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2010, 07:42:05 AM »
I understand your point.  Unfortunately I did not realize this when I uploaded the file.  I tried to remove it, but I'm not sure I was successful.  Can someone help me to remove the Thomas Schweich article?