Tax Tokens (2)

Object Number: 
INV.13919ab
Date: 
1930-1945
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
Hand written on small envelope: "B.C.L. 1942 / Given as change during the war"
Description: 
Tokens; white metal; depiction of the state of Missouri on both sides; "MISSOURI / 1 / SALES / TAX RECEIPT"
Gallery Label: 
From 1935 to 1961, sales tax tokens were made in great quantities in order to give change for sales taxes. When the sales tax included a fraction of a cent, sales tax tokens were given as change to avoid over charging consumers. Twelve states issued coin-like tax tokens, which were made of aluminum, copper, zinc, brass, plastic, fiber, cardboard, and paper.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer, 1942.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group