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(1835-38) Atwood's Railroad Hotel token. HT-221, Baker-510. EF-45 (NGC).

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(1835-38) Atwood's Railroad Hotel token. HT-221, Baker-510. EF-45 (NGC).

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SKU: 3670524009

$1,875.00

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A classic rarity among early Washingtoniana and Hard Times tokens, the Atwood's Railroad Hotel token also ranks as a most desirable entry among early American scorecards, numismatic railroadiana, and three-cent denominated items. It's not unusual for years to pass between offerings of an Atwood's, and it's been a few years since I've had one this nice now too. The popularity of this token is enduring, from the 1860s (when W.C. Prime mentioned these brought $5 each, or about the going rate of a Gobrecht dollar) to the modern day, when this token was enshrined in the 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens book as number 46.

Atwood's Railroad Hotel was at the corner of Stanton Street and the Bowery in Manhattan, at the terminus of the New-York and Harlem Railroad. Why an equestrian image of George Washington was chosen is unknown, but this die also appears on the very rare storecards of the private coiners Bale and Smith, the New York firm that struck this storecard.

This example is sharp and attractive, with chocolate brown surfaces and some nice original dirt.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade XF45
Designation BN
Mint Location Philadelphia
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 3670524009

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A classic rarity among early Washingtoniana and Hard Times tokens, the Atwood's Railroad Hotel token also ranks as a most desirable entry among early American scorecards, numismatic railroadiana, and three-cent denominated items. It's not unusual for years to pass between offerings of an Atwood's, and it's been a few years since I've had one this nice now too. The popularity of this token is enduring, from the 1860s (when W.C. Prime mentioned these brought $5 each, or about the going rate of a Gobrecht dollar) to the modern day, when this token was enshrined in the 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens book as number 46.

Atwood's Railroad Hotel was at the corner of Stanton Street and the Bowery in Manhattan, at the terminus of the New-York and Harlem Railroad. Why an equestrian image of George Washington was chosen is unknown, but this die also appears on the very rare storecards of the private coiners Bale and Smith, the New York firm that struck this storecard.

This example is sharp and attractive, with chocolate brown surfaces and some nice original dirt.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade XF45
Designation BN
Mint Location Philadelphia
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 3670524009

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