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Saloon Token Owney tag

Description:

There is no information to indicate the individual who gave Owney this token, “good for 5-cents at [the] bar.” The initials “L.J.S.” appear on the reverse side. This token, is known as a trade check. These tokens were used much as coupons are today, offered by merchants as a lure to increase customers’ purchases.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
5 c / GOOD FOR BAR (on front) literal: L.J.S. (on back)
Medium:
metal (brass)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.41
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
Additional Records
  • Hawthorne, Nevada Owney tag
  • Houston, Texas Owney tag
  • J.H. Dwyer's Owney tag
  • Logan, Ohio Owney tag
  • Louis Cablish Owney tag
  • Louisville, Kentucky Owney tag
  • Manitou, Colorado Owney tag
  • McWhorter's Owney tag
  • Nashville, Tennessee Owney tag
  • Newberry's Bus Line Owney tag
  • P.J. Butler Owney tag
  • Saloon Token Owney tag
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