U.S. Merchant token: Theodore Bollenhagen & Company

Object Number: 
1393b
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"
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