148 Chatham Street
New York, NY
|HT 269||Low 249||XF 45 BN||R-7|
A rare token struck in copper and measuring 28mm in diameter. The obverse features a top hat at the center with NEW YORK beneath. A circular legend reads: W. FIELD 148 CHATHAM CORNER OF MULBERRY ST. A smiling beaver is at the center of the reverse and is circle d by: MANUFACTURER OF HATS CAPS & FANCY FURS. For future identification, a planchet crack extends inward from 12 o'clock on the reverse, and the corresponding location on the obverse. Otherwise, the surfaces are smooth and a medium brown color. An important opportunity for the token specialist.
The Troy Wiseman Collection (Heritage Auction Galleries, September 16, 2006, lot 5906). Ex. The Litman, Dreyfus & Sullivan Collections (PCAC sale #73, December 4, 2004, lot 47).
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