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1857 Admit to Wood's Minstrels Merchant Token
« on: February 18, 2014, 10:35:32 PM »

This is a new pickup, not particularly rare, but it is an important merchant token as it has an "intrinsic value of 25 cents"
and "warranted pure silver" which is quite a good sum of value for 1857.

I'm still looking for a really super nice example but did find this one at a very fair price.

A good amount of information   Can be found here at 

There are many counter stamped coins that pre date this token but this was specifically engraved and minted for Wood’s Minstrels.

A few pictures and my token......hope you enjoy.


Also from
On October 15th 1857 a new minstrel hall opened for the troupe. Known as Henry Wood’s Marble Hall,
the theatre occupied 561 and 563 Broadway and could seat 2000 people.

A screenshot of what the address as it looks today and how it has changed on Google Maps