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    Old token found

    Hello All'
    This is my first post in this section. Saturday my wife and I where detecting in a corn field that had at one time been part of a Uinoi civil war camp. In this field my wife found a brass or copper token (about the size of a nickel) that says JOS. PFITZER 5 Cts on it. I could find no information on this one online. Is there anyone here that might know what and how old it is? It is thin (about half the thickness of a modern penny) and may have been attached to something at one time. There is nothing else on the back. I have no idea if it is CW period or not but would love to know more about it. Thanks in advance for any and all comments or information.

    JimK
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    As posted in your other post for this:
    The Jos. Pfitzer token looks to me to be from a Cincinnati maker and I find a Joseph Pfitzer who is listed in the 1880 Census and in the 1891 Cincy City Directory as having a saloon and boarding house in Riverside, Hamilton County, OH. I'll check in the draft 3rd edition of the OH token catalog when I get a chance, but I'll wager this is where the token is from. Is where you found it within the "sphere of influence" of Cincinnati?
    John in the Great 208
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    Riverside was part of Delhi Township, Hamilton County until it was annexed by Cincy at the turn of the last century.
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    PS: Annexed in 1893 to be exact.
    Last edited by Mackaydon; May 18, 2015 at 06:36 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idahotokens View Post
    As posted in your other post for this:
    The Jos. Pfitzer token looks to me to be from a Cincinnati maker and I find a Joseph Pfitzer who is listed in the 1880 Census and in the 1891 Cincy City Directory as having a saloon and boarding house in Riverside, Hamilton County, OH. I'll check in the draft 3rd edition of the OH token catalog when I get a chance, but I'll wager this is where the token is from. Is where you found it within the "sphere of influence" of Cincinnati?
    John in the Great 208
    I thank you again for this information. I posted this before I saw it in my Todays Finds post. But yes we are inCentral Kentucky not really far from Cinci.

    JimK

 

 

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