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George H. Lovett's Artistic 1860 William P. Woodcock Token

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George H. Lovett's Artistic 1860 William P. Woodcock Token

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(1860) William P. Woodcock, Butcher, New York City merchant token. Copper, 31 mm. Miller NY 966A. MS-65 BN PL (NGC). Plain edge. Dies by George H. Lovett, signed G.H.L. in the obverse exergue. One of the most visual of the late 1850s merchant tokens, depicting a rebus on this New York butcher's last name on the obverse. Golden highlights enliven the medium brown surfaces, while abundant original red frames the reverse. Only a few minor field marks are present. Though dated on the slab to (1858-60), the Tompkins Market (named on the reverse) only opened for business in September 1860, a joint effort of local butchers and militia regiments. Located at 7th Street and 3rd Avenue (near the legendary McSorley's Pub), the site today hosts a building for the Cooper Union. Woodcock's highly attractive token was probably made as much for collectors of the day as it was as a butcher's storecard, given the numerous mulings and typical nice quality of the survivors. It should probably be reclassified as a likely Civil War token.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS65
Designation BN
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type Proof-Like
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 3744671002

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(1860) William P. Woodcock, Butcher, New York City merchant token. Copper, 31 mm. Miller NY 966A. MS-65 BN PL (NGC). Plain edge. Dies by George H. Lovett, signed G.H.L. in the obverse exergue. One of the most visual of the late 1850s merchant tokens, depicting a rebus on this New York butcher's last name on the obverse. Golden highlights enliven the medium brown surfaces, while abundant original red frames the reverse. Only a few minor field marks are present. Though dated on the slab to (1858-60), the Tompkins Market (named on the reverse) only opened for business in September 1860, a joint effort of local butchers and militia regiments. Located at 7th Street and 3rd Avenue (near the legendary McSorley's Pub), the site today hosts a building for the Cooper Union. Woodcock's highly attractive token was probably made as much for collectors of the day as it was as a butcher's storecard, given the numerous mulings and typical nice quality of the survivors. It should probably be reclassified as a likely Civil War token.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS65
Designation BN
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type Proof-Like
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 3744671002

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