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Louisiana Trade Tokens

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SKU: 14522
AUTHOR/EDITOR: Louis Crawford and Glyn Farber
ISBN 13: 9780918492111
ISBN 10: 0918492114
EAN: 9780918492111
MADE IN: USA
Regular Price: $44.95
Sale Price: $35.99

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Louisiana Trade Tokens lists and describes tokens used in Louisiana that were exchangeable for merchandise, goods, and/or services; used to denote an amount of work done; given as a receipt for some type of pre-payment; or otherwise having a monetary value.  Excluded are paper scrip, items used strictly for advertising (with a few exceptions), souvenir items, poker and gaming chips, tool checks, Masonic pennies, and items used as a part of a national or regional promotion by businesses based in another state.   Also, excluded are wooden nickels because a number of these have been produced by the manufacturers strictly for sale to collectors, and distinguishing actual issues from the questionable ones is impossible.  Further, older merchant tokens are not listed, although these often circulated in lieu of the large cents of the day due to a shortage of coins.  Punch cards, coupon books, and other non-reusable cardboard items are not included in the regular listings, but a summary of known items of this type is included in the appendix.

In addition to rarity ratings and value, the authors have included considerable historical perspective and tokens listed in other catalogs so that the reader can better understand some of the market forces that dictated token use, and/or understand the impact something so seemingly trivial as tokens has played in the economic development of the area.

Binding: Hardcover
Edition: 2nd
Publication Date: 1996
Size: 8.5x11
Pages: 558



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