USA MONTANA beaver token circa 1890-1910


USA, MONTANA, token, no date (circa 1890-1910), Obverse: beaver R, CHEQUAMEGON CAFE BUTTE, Reverse: CHEQUAMEGON CAFE 5ยข BUTTE, tinned base metal, 21mm, light corrosion, nicks, edge bumps, VF

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Montana is generally a rare state in the Good For series.

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.

The word “exonumia” is used to describe all kinds of things that are “like” coins but are not coins. I wrote a blog post on that subject. Basic categories: 1. used like a coin but not issued by a national government, 2. looks like a coin but not made for spending, 3. other things that we are interested in.