NICARAGUA (maybe), hacienda token, late 19th-early 20th century


NICARAGUA (maybe, or Guatemala, or Mexico perhaps), token, no date (late 19-early 20th c.), Obverse: tree, Reverse: V.B. HACIENDA SAN FRANCISCO, bronze, 23mm, 2.24g, not in Rulau, bent, VG/aG

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The reference used is Latin American Tokens, by Russell Rulau.

A token is used like a coin but is not a coin. Rather, it stands for a coin without the value of the coin. Maybe its copper, but says its value is the same as a silver coin. Usually tokens were made privately, but sometimes governments got involved.