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The Virgil Brand-John Ford Hudson's Bay Company Made Beaver Set

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(ca. 1854-70) Hudson's Bay Company Made Beaver tokens. Brass. Four pieces: 1 made beaver, 1/2 made beaver, 1/4 made beaver, 1/8 made beaver. All grade About Uncirculated or so, with pleasing toning and some lustre and original color. The Virgil Brand - John J. Ford Jr. set of these desirable frontier tokens, produced for the Hudson's Bay Company to made trade with natives at their company stores across Canada easier. The denomination "made beaver" refers to a beaver pelt that has been prepared for market; it was a standard denomination across Canada's beaver-rich hinterlands throughout much of the 19th century. This particular series of tokens was created for use in the Eastmain district in northern Quebec, east of James Bay. The EM on the reverse is an abbreviation for Eastmain; the NB is a typo for "MB" or made beaver. All four of these pieces lack the commonly seen punchmark, which may have been a cancellation or may have designated those tokens to a particular geographic area. While there is a ton of fake tokens, trade items, and the like associated with the early fur trade, these pieces are genuine and well documented, seeing authentic use between the factors of the HBC and their native trade partners.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 11014

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(ca. 1854-70) Hudson's Bay Company Made Beaver tokens. Brass. Four pieces: 1 made beaver, 1/2 made beaver, 1/4 made beaver, 1/8 made beaver. All grade About Uncirculated or so, with pleasing toning and some lustre and original color. The Virgil Brand - John J. Ford Jr. set of these desirable frontier tokens, produced for the Hudson's Bay Company to made trade with natives at their company stores across Canada easier. The denomination "made beaver" refers to a beaver pelt that has been prepared for market; it was a standard denomination across Canada's beaver-rich hinterlands throughout much of the 19th century. This particular series of tokens was created for use in the Eastmain district in northern Quebec, east of James Bay. The EM on the reverse is an abbreviation for Eastmain; the NB is a typo for "MB" or made beaver. All four of these pieces lack the commonly seen punchmark, which may have been a cancellation or may have designated those tokens to a particular geographic area. While there is a ton of fake tokens, trade items, and the like associated with the early fur trade, these pieces are genuine and well documented, seeing authentic use between the factors of the HBC and their native trade partners.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 11014

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