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    Important 1820 North West Token, VF35
    Rare Copper Emission, W-9252

    1820 TOKEN North West Token, Copper, VF35 PCGS. Breen-1084, W-9252, High R.6. The North West Company, which merged with the Hudson Bay Company in the 1821, issued brass and copper tokens dated 1820 and likely struck by John Walker & Co. in Birmingham, England. These tokens, depicting King George IV on the obverse, were used in the Pacific North West to pay Indian's for beaver pelts, explaining the reverse design. Brass tokens are relatively plentiful with nearly 200 examples thought to survive today. However, the copper pieces such as this one, are rare with only about a dozen pieces known. This example, like nearly all known pieces, is holed at 12 o'clock. The rich, dark chocolate surfaces exhibit ancient maroon corrosion. A pleasing piece none-the-less. (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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