USA PENNSYLVANIA Centennial token 1876


USA, PENNSYLVANIA, token, no date (1876), Obverse: BURR & WITSIL MANUF’S METALLIC BUSINESS CARDS MEDALS &C, 1029 CHESTNUT ST. PHILA., Reverse: building, CAPITOL AT WASHINGTON, Edge: plain, white metal, 22mm, R-Pa-Ph84x, I couldn’t find any list of all of the Burr & Witsil Centennial tokens, edge bumps, XF

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I have not found a comprehensive catalog of this company’s tokens and store cards.

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.