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Georgia Trade Tokens

SKU: 14487
Author / Editor: R.D. Partin; J.D. Partin

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Georgia Trade Tokens is the most comprehensive listing of Georgia tokens attempted. Tokens listed in this book were used as early as the 1830s all the way up to the 1980s, which represents over 150 years of token usage in Georgia

Transportation and parking tokens were omitted from this book with two exceptions. There are two transit tokens from Atlanta issued by a limousine service that read "good for $1.00 in trade" and "good for $3.00 in trade" on their reverses. These can obviously be also considered trade tokens. Wooden nickels were also omitted from this work.

On the other hand, the authors included food stamps and other plastic tokens as well as swastica "Don't Worry Club" tokens. May catalogers decide not to list the plastic tokens because they are not widely collect or are too modern. However, most of the Georgia plastic tokens have been obsolete for several years so the authors recorded the information in this work for the benefit of future collectors. The "Don't Worry Club" swastika tokens are listed even though it is not clear that they were actually "good for" something. These pieces date from 1908 to 1936, when the swastica came to represent the Nazi party.

Most tokens have values which coincide with the circulating coins of the day. There are, however, several odd denominations represented including 2, 2 1/2, 3 1/8, 4 and 12 1/2 cent tokens as well as $5 and $10 tokens. In addition to the numerical values quite a few tokens are redeemable for goods such as "one loaf," "lunch," "cup of coffee" or "one glass of soda".
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 1990
Size: 6x9.25
Pages: 232



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