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  1. #1
    Holyfield

    What is it???

    Hello everyone! I've been to this site a few times and I am just starting to learn how to use it-However, In the meantime I need some help {not professional} I found a copper token that need identifying. On the front it say's WHITE BROTHERS & COMPANY BOSTON U.S.A in the center of the coin it has a pic of a willow tree-Below the willow tree it say's WILLOW CALF. On the backside of the coin there is a pic of a horseshoe and some squiggly lines that might represent willow branches. There is no date, and at this time I cannot post a pic, Im just a beginner with computers. Any responses will be helpful- Thank You :?: :P

  2. #2
    us
    Sarcastic Smartass

    May 2003
    Spokane, Washington
    White's XLT
    527
    6 times

    Hrrm..

    Does it look like this:


    If so it's a trade token used by White Brothers, I'm not sure what they sold tho.
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  3. #3
    Holyfield

    What is it???

    Quote Originally Posted by Lasivian
    Does it look like this:


    If so it's a trade token used by White Brothers, I'm not sure what they sold tho.
    Good Job Lavisian, That is the TOKEN-same hole at the top and everything{I just figured someone drilled a hole to use as a necklace}. I found my coin about 3.5 inches deep next to a old creek. If that is yours where did you find it- or what website did you get that off of??I looked all over for that token. Hows the metal detecting in Ariz?? Thanks alot, do you know a date when those were stamped out-Holyfield

  4. #4
    us
    Sarcastic Smartass

    May 2003
    Spokane, Washington
    White's XLT
    527
    6 times

    What is it???

    I found it in an old Ebay auction. They just said "1800's token".

    Detecting in AZ is on hold right now, it's too damn hot.
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  5. #5
    Holyfield

    What is it???

    Quote Originally Posted by Lasivian
    I found it in an old Ebay auction. They just said "1800's token".

    Detecting in AZ is on hold right now, it's too damn hot.
    Lasivian-I looked on the E-Bay website and could not find what you found. How do you get to the old E-Bay auctionsHolyfield

  6. #6
    us
    Sarcastic Smartass

    May 2003
    Spokane, Washington
    White's XLT
    527
    6 times

    What is it???

    I actually found the auction via google.com
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  7. #7
    us
    Historian

    Jul 2003
    Honeoye Falls, NY (Fingerlakes Area)
    White / Fisher / DJI Cellar Hole Detector
    383
    229 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    It is a merchant token issued in the 1890's

    It is a merchant token issued in the 1890's

  8. #8
    Holyfield

    What is it???

    Thanx ctalmadg. Would you happen to know an approximate value of this token. Were these tokens used as 'Hardtimes' tokens were. Happy Hunt'in -Holyfield

  9. #9
    us
    Historian

    Jul 2003
    Honeoye Falls, NY (Fingerlakes Area)
    White / Fisher / DJI Cellar Hole Detector
    383
    229 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    What is it???

    Even in Condition VF/XF this token is only worth about 3 to 5 dollars.. Happy Hunting!

  10. #10
    Holyfield

    What is it???

    CTALMADG-Thank's for the help. Into the cigar box it goes..(clink)

  11. #11
    us
    Jul 2003
    Verona, KY
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 202
    1,324
    16 times

    What is it???

    Cool find, but I would be interested in finding out more about the one on eBay. At least try to find out if it was from the same area. You should be able to search finished auctions on eBay, but I think they only hold something like the last seven days or so. Good luck...

    Bill
    “Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value ---- zero.” - Voltaire (1694-1778)

  12. #12
    Holyfield

    What is it???

    Hello Bill- The token is the same exact token Lavisian posted and is from the Boston area. I've seached E-Bay without any luck for the past month or so trying to find one of these tokens..I just got a new digital and when I get these viruses off my computer I'm going to have my 14 yr old son show me how to post pics--weeehaaa...HappyHunt'in-Holyfield

  13. #13
    Charter Member

    Mar 2003
    So. Cal.
    1,561
    243 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    What is it???

    Great news, I found one for sale for you in great shape!

    It is a White Brothers Boston Shoe Company Token. Well that solves the mystery, they sold shoes at the turn of the century (19th).
    Heres the link. Scroll down until you see the "White Bros. 19th century Boston Shoe Token" link and click on it. The picture below will come up.

    http//www.homestead.com/Exonumia/

  14. #14
    Holyfield

    What is it???

    Thank's for the info. I did'nt want to buy a White's token. I already found one a while back while detecting. I didn't know it's value or what it was used for. However, Now (Thanks to you) I know when it was made, It's cost and purpose. The help you get from other online members is "PRICELESS". Thanks again Coinshooter-HappyHunt'in-Holyfield

 

 

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