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    1820 TOKEN North West, Copper -- Environmental Damage, Holed -- PCGS Genuine. VG Details. Breen-1084, W-9252, Low R.7. The North West Company was a rival to Hudson's Bay in Oregon Territory during the 1810s and 1820s. Trappers would trade beaver pelts for goods at company stores, with tokens as a medium of exchange. The tokens were issued holed, and most survivors show corrosion. A supermajority of the tokens were brass, but a few, such as the present piece, were copper. The deep brown surfaces exhibit a readable date and a granular lower reverse. (NGC ID# 2B6J, Variety PCGS# 956, Base PCGS# 662)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Oct-Nov, 2015
    29th-1st Thursday-Sunday
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