HT 441       Low 275       AU 55 BN       R-3   

Beck's Public Baths. Richmond, VA. (1832-44). Copper. 28.5mm.

This tan-brown example is boldly struck, and the open obverse field has only faint handling marks. A scarce and unusual Hard Times type from the future Confederate capital.

Heritage Signature Auction #416, September 16, 2006, lot 6185.

   HT 441B       Low 277       AU 53 BN       R-8   

Beck's Public Baths. Richmond, VA. (1832-44). German Silver. 28mm.

Silver plated copper (unlisted in Rulau as such). The beautiful Beck's Bath token with its seated nude female washing herself is among the most popular of the early American tokens.

The Benj Fauver Collections, PCAC Exonumia Auction Sale #75, July 15, 2006, lot 35.

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