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Is a showcase manufacturing token worth anything?

Subject: Industry & Manufacturing Advertising Scovill Manufacturing Collection

ID Number:1981.0296.1564
Accession number:1981.0296
Catalog number:1981.0296.1564

Description (Brief):The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this token during the late 19th century. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer and is still in business today. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, medals, coins, and

The legend reads: N.W. SHOW CASE MF'G CO./ 59&61 SO CANAL ST, CHICAGO/ 10C.

Reverse: The legend reads: RE'D'M'BLE IN SUMS NOT EX'C'D'G PR CT ON PURCHASE/ GOOD FOR 10C IN MDSE.

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Megan:

I'm not familiar with your specific token, but most tokens from this era sell for $10 to $25 in circulated condition, while Uncirculated examples can sell for more. More common metals the tokens were struck in was copper and brass. An example similar to yours sold on Ebay in late December of 2012 for $10 plus shipping. You may want to contact seller generalstore99 for more information.

Interesting read: http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n17a23.html

You may want to check eBay listings in the exonumia category under coins and currency from time to time to see if a token like yours is listed and what it is going for.

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I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.

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Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.

Organizations
ANA, CONECA, CWTS, NLG

Publications
Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

Education/Credentials
AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

Awards and Honors
1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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