Need help with this token

fikys

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Found this token a week ago near an old house in Champaign, IL. Can anyone tell me how old is is and if it worths anything?
 

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PBK said:
Did you post a pic?

Initially I posted wrong one. Now it is fixed. Sorry.
 

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It's listed in Vacketta's Trade Tokens of Illinois, and the description notes that it is center-holed; so, that would not affect the value. Another variety is listed as well. No date information is provided. The token is rated R6: "Extremely rare — 1-5 known." At the time of the book's publication (1983), R6 tokens were assigned a value of "$5 up."

Note: I believe this token was probably issued by Mallow's Cigar Store in Urbana, IL, as I found a couple of listings for them, c. 1935-40.
 
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PBK said:
It's listed in Vacketta's Trade Tokens of Illinois, and the description notes that it is center-holed; so, that would not affect the value. Another variety is listed as well. No date information is provided. The token is rated R6: "Extremely rare — 1-5 known." At the time of the book's publication (1983), R6 tokens were assigned a value of "$5 up."

Wow! Thank you. I would never think my first token will be "extremely rare" one. But, probably I have token #6 and that moves it to lower category :(:).
 

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fikys said:
Still intereseted in date. Maybe local university library will help to figure out if MALLOWS was a company in Urbana

I just added some info to my post. Check it out! ;)

Later, I may be able to get an update on the value, too.
 

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