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    Holabird Saloon Token Catalog
    Titled - Collecting Guide to the Pioneer Minor Coinage of
    American Saloons.
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    J. W. Armshaw Sunny South Saloon New Orleans, LA
    J. W. Armshaw
    Sunny South Saloon
    New Orleans, LA

    Marble Hall Saloon - J.T. Carlin New Orleans, LA

    Marble Hall Saloon - J.T. Carlin New Orleans, LA
    Carrollton Hotel E. Chaix
    New Orleans, LA
    Saloon Token
    Good For 5 Drink

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    Bars and Saloons used tokens to allow customers to accept free drinks without having to drink them at that time. Also the tokens would often be used when drinks were two for twenty-five cents; the patron would pay his quarter and receive a drink and a token.

    Another usage popular in bars was on domino and card tables. Players would "rent" the table for a time, receiving tokens in exchange for the amount paid. Losers would pay the winner with a token, which supposedly was good only for merchandise in a disguised attempt to circumvent gaming laws, but would often be redeemed for cash by the bartender.

    Red Stag Saloon New Orleans, LA
    Red Stag Saloon
    New Orleans, LA
    Saloon Token Good For 12 1/2 At The Bar
    Saloon Token
    Good For 12 1/2 At The Bar
    Marble Hall Saloon - J.T. Carlin New Orleans, LA
    Marble Hall Saloon - J.T. Carlin
    New Orleans, LA
    Deposit 5 On Bottle Bottle Deposit Token
    Tokens were used as deposit checks primarily by Grocery and Restaurants in much the same manner as the bottle deposit checks used by dairies.

    When a customer bought a drink, he also paid a deposit (usually five cents) and received a token. When the empty bottle was returned with the token, the patron would be refunded his nickel. This would prevent people from bringing in a large number of bottles.

    quarti or quartee Good For 2 1/2 cents In Trade
    Quarti
    Good For 2 1/2 Cents
    A type of token used primarily in the New Orleans area was a 2 denomination known locally as a "quarti," also spelled "quartee." This name likely comes from the fact that the value was one-tenth of a quarter.

    These were used in many types of businesses such as restaurants where the product such as poor boys and plates of red-beans-and-rice were priced at two for five cents. Unfortunately, most of these quarti bear only the initials of the issuer, making a definite attribution difficult if not impossible.

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    TMM* 1887 Baker City OR Resort Saloon token 5c EF scarce small town

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    RARE UNLISTED CHAS BERTRAM 5c DRINK SALOON TOKEN MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN WI

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    RARE UNLISTED A. WASHBURN 5c SALOON TOKEN BRUNSWICK BBC PRINCEVILLE ILLINOIS IL

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    RARE PICTORIAL ELK HEAD TRACY & BJERSTEDT 5c SALOON TOKEN COKATO MINNESOTA MN

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    UNLISTED JOHN METZGER 5c SALOON TOKEN ROTHSCHILDS REVERSE CANAL FULTON OHIO OH

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    Baker City , Oregon Trade Token RESORT SALOON gf 5¢ Baker County OR Old Antique

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    1863 CIVIL WAR TOKEN~~NY-145 BOWNE SALOON~~BINGHAM & JARVIS DRUGS

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    Richville, (MI) Maverick Token-C.Nicodemus(Hotel 1900, Saloon 1908, Barber 1910)

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    (Victor, CO) Maverick Token - Kennedy's Place (Saloon 1900)

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    ca 1900s BIG TIMBER MONTANA MT SCARCE "GRAND HOTEL (USED BAR SALOON)" 12.5 TOKEN

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    Mangy Moose Saloon elongated penny Jackson Hole Wyoming USA cent souvenir coin

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    Three (3) Saloon Tokens - Fat Ann's/ Haps / Stella's

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    1863 John Schuh's 88 first ave NY SALOON TRADE TOKEN HIGH GRADE civil war

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    Saloon Coins.

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    Rare Saloon Token - Texas

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    Mint SALOON, M.R., Colton, Utah, Good for one DRINK or CIGAR

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    SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA GOLDEN GATE SALOON TOKEN GOOD FOR 5C IN TRADE

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    QUINCY WASHINGTON ~ IDLE HOUR SALOON ~ TRADE TOKEN ~ GOOD FOR 5 C IN TRADE ~

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    VANCOUVER WASHINGTON ~ MANHATTAN SALOON ~ GRADE AU 58 ~ TRADE TOKEN ~ 5 ~

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    BAKER CITY OREGON ~ RESORT SALOON ~CURVED BAKER "NO CITY" ~ TRADE TOKEN ~ AU 58

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