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    1863 Leavenworth, Kansas Civil War Token
    A. Cohen, Fuld 550A-1a, MS63 Red and Brown

    1863 A. Cohen, Leavenworth, KS, Fuld 550A-1a, R.6, MS63 Red and Brown NGC. Kansas is a single-merchant state with copper and brass examples known, and both are offered in the present sale. The Civil War token rating of R.6 suggests that 21 to 75 examples are known, and we suspect the actual total is much closer to the smaller quantity. Perhaps two dozen of these tokens survive in copper, and the present Select Mint State piece is undoubtedly one of the finest. Considerable mellow orange luster remains with olive-brown toning.
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    June, 2016
    10th-13th Friday-Monday
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