Lot #10. 1820 North West Company Token. W-9252. URS-5. Copper. EF Details--Corrosion (NGC).
The January 2010 Orlando Rarities Sale - 1/5/2010
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Holed for use, as typically seen. By far the scarcer of the two compositions in which North West Company Tokens are known, the copper pieces are also plagued by the corrosion or environmental damage often seen on the brass pieces. On the positive side, the example we offer here exhibits a readily discernible date and fairly bold definition to the word TOKEN and the portrait on the obverse. The reverse devices are more difficult to discern, that side of the piece being particularly rough and pitted due to the impairment. Dark-brown color is noted for both sides.