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U.S. Merchant token: Theodore Bollenhagen & Company

U.S. Merchant token: Theodore Bollenhagen & Company
Title
U.S. Merchant token: Theodore Bollenhagen & Company
Date 
ca. 1855
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description 
Token; brass; depiction of Lady Liberty on obverse, City Hall on reverse; obverse "THEODOR / BOLLENHAGEN & COMP. / LIBERTY / 49 M / LANE" reverse "CITY HALL / NEW YORK"
Object Number 
1393b
Gallery Label 
Game counter imitation of a $20 gold piece. Bollenhagen was a toy and fancy goods dealer, who imported his gaming counters from Germany. Bollenhagen pack counters in the boxes in which his playing cards were sold.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group