Author Topic: 1857 Admit to Wood's Minstrels Merchant Token  (Read 5186 times)

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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 novanumismatics.com 

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.




From NovaNumismatics.com






Also from NovaNumismatics.com
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