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Coin: Ratton Token

Coin: Ratton Token
Title
Coin: Ratton Token
Date 
1944-1945
Medium 
Cardboard
Dimensions 
Overall: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Description 
Token; red cardboard; "OPA / 1 / RED POINT" on both sides
Object Number 
INV.5068
Gallery Label 
First issued in 1944, these tokens were used to ration retail items, such as foodstuff, gasoline and tires. These tokens were no longer issued by 1945. Tokens were either red or blue, and were issued with various letter combinations.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group