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Choice AU-58 (NGC) A.W. Hardie, New York Token

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Choice AU-58 (NGC) A.W. Hardie, New York Token

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(ca. 1826-1827) A.W. Hardie, New York merchant token. Rulau-E NY 295. Brass, 31 mm. AU-58 (NGC). Plain edge. Listed as Rarity-7 by Rulau as a type, Rarity-8 with plain edge. A very scarce early New York City merchant token, struck by Thomas Kettle in Birmingham according to Rulau. Hardie, a tailor, was located at the corner of William and Garden (now Exchange Place) in Lower Manhattan for just two years, allowing for precise dating of this token. His earlier location was at "No. 196 Fulton Street, extending through to No. 183 Greenwich Street," where he appealed to "gentlemen" and "officers of the army and navy."

This was the second finest example owned by John Ford and is the second best example I've seen; it undoubtedly ranks very high among the finest extant specimens. The two specimens Gil Steinberg found were both well worn, one scratched and the other holed. Satterlee called this token "rare" in 1862. It remains rare today.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade AU58
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 2600277015

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Details

(ca. 1826-1827) A.W. Hardie, New York merchant token. Rulau-E NY 295. Brass, 31 mm. AU-58 (NGC). Plain edge. Listed as Rarity-7 by Rulau as a type, Rarity-8 with plain edge. A very scarce early New York City merchant token, struck by Thomas Kettle in Birmingham according to Rulau. Hardie, a tailor, was located at the corner of William and Garden (now Exchange Place) in Lower Manhattan for just two years, allowing for precise dating of this token. His earlier location was at "No. 196 Fulton Street, extending through to No. 183 Greenwich Street," where he appealed to "gentlemen" and "officers of the army and navy."

This was the second finest example owned by John Ford and is the second best example I've seen; it undoubtedly ranks very high among the finest extant specimens. The two specimens Gil Steinberg found were both well worn, one scratched and the other holed. Satterlee called this token "rare" in 1862. It remains rare today.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade AU58
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 2600277015

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