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HT 820
Anderson operated a shoe store at Chatham Square.

This cent-sized copper could have served duty as token coinage. The irregular hole at top was made after issuance, probably for wear.

This token is shown enlarged 3.5 times, with numerals added to show how our colleague Wesley Cox compared letter and numeral fonts with other known tokens, to reveawl that the diesinking firm of Bale & Smith of New York prepared this piece.

On the following page, Cox' photot enlargements of letter comparisons are shown. This will assist the catalog's user to understand the complexity and thoroughness of the die-evidence study to which Hard Times tokens in this volume have been subjected.

- Rulau