Antique Hardship George Washington Coin
Antique George Washington temperance hard times trade coin. This patriotic coin depicts the head of the father of the country George Washington on the obverse and a temperance pledge on the other. Also known as a not cont this antique brass trade coin was struck for traders and merchants to use in the Temperance establishments in the USA. These trade or merchant tokens were struck to encourage solidarity regarding temperance and abstinence when away from home and as a result of the panic of 1837 but they had been struck from 1833 until 1843.
Marked on front: George Washington United States of America
Marked on back: To the Cause of Temperance Ten Dollars to King Alcohol not one CENT
A great addition to your antique religious or temperance collection or early holiday gift for the numismatist.
Coin measures 1" diameter and weighs less than 1oz.
In generally good condition considering age and use (please see all photographs as they form part of the listing description).
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