Louisiana Trade Tokens  
 

  » HOME

  » LA Token Articles

  » LA Unlisted Tokens

  » Maverick Tokens

  » Traders

  » Tokens For Sale

  » LA Encased Cents

  » Trade Token Books

  » Token and Coin Supplies

  » Search For Tokens
By Your State Here

  » Popular Collectibles

  » Site Map

  » Links

Louisiana Trade Token Articles
  • Lumber Mill and Sawmill Tokens
  • Cotton & Sugar Plantation Tokens
  • General Store Tokens
  • Saloon, Bar and Restaurant Tokens
  • Billiard and Pool Hall Tokens
  • Bakery and Dairy Tokens
  • Church Tokens
  • Seafood Packing House Tokens
  • Bank Tokens
  • Brothel Tokens
  • Military tokens
  • Transportation Tokens
  • Car Wash Tokens
  • Couponbooks
  • Strawberry Pickers Tokens
  • Amusement Tokens
  • Modern Arcade Tokens
  • Tax Tokens
  • Mardi Gras Good For Tokens
  • Masonic Pennies
  • Huey Long
  • Miscellaneous Articles
  • General Store Tokens

    General Store Tokens For Sale

    1900s KIEL OKLAHOMA OK (LOYAL KINGFISHER) JOHN JEFFRIES" GENERAL STORE 50c TOKEN

    $18.99
    End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 20:10:16 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $18.99
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    Three Odd Tokens (#8597) AZ London Bridge Alabama 1961 General Raphael Semmes

    $26.00
    End Date: Friday Oct-26-2018 7:06:31 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $26.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    California Telephone Token General Telephone Company Test Coin

    $10.95
    End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 5:05:48 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $10.95
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list
    C. F. Knoll General Store
    C.F. Knoll General Store
    Bunkie, LA

    In the south central part of the state, tokens were used as a means of credit or barter.

    The small town General Store or Grocery Store owners would contract with local farmers to supply produce, eggs, meat, etc. which the merchant would purchase with cash but pay a premium if the farmer would accept tokens.

    Another common practice was for the merchant to advance the farmer tokens on promise of the coming harvest. This method also had the advantage of simplifying bookkeeping since rather than having to itemize each purchase, the cashier would simply give out set amounts (e.g. $10) in tokens and accept them as cash when the customer needed provisions.

    Some stores here in Louisiana continued using tokens in this manner into the 1960s.

    Other businesses such as Drug Stores, tailors, auto dealers, and furniture stores issued tokens as premiums much like coupons today. These typically were good for a drink at the soda fountain, $2.00 on a suit, or $1.00 off a purchase of $20 or more although several other scenarios were utilized by enterprising merchants. To entice customers to visit the store, these were distributed in many ways such as handing them out with other purchases, on the street, at fairs, or at ball games. Harry Hyman, a New Orleans tailor, would throw his tokens into Mardi Gras crowds in the 1920s, perhaps inspiring the now-popular doubloons. Many New Orleans area businesses continue this tradition.

    New Orleans, LA Grocery Store Token W. Thibodeaux Grocery Store Lake Arthur, LA Raymond Walker Jefferson Store St. James, LA Good For $1.00 In Merchandise

    Louisiana Tokens

    Trade Tokens

    Louisiana Trade Tokens For Sale

    RACELAND LA LOUISIANA ~ S. ABRAHAM CO. ~ GF 1 c TOKEN 1885 - 1930 DUG CONDITION

    $54.99
    End Date: Sunday Oct-28-2018 20:52:52 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $54.99
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    Guildive Plantation Not Transferable Klotzville, Louisiana LA 5ΒΆ Trade Token

    $15.00
    End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 9:36:35 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $15.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    Avoca, Louisiana LA - F. N. Carrier & Co. - Plantation Store - $1.00 Brass

    $50.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 11:38:11 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $65.00
    Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

    SCARCE ~ PELICAN LA LOUISIANA ~ PELICAN LUMBER CO. GF 10 TOKEN ~ 1885 to 1892

    $199.99
    End Date: Thursday Oct-25-2018 18:17:33 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $199.99
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1900 PLAQUEMINE LOUISIANA IBERVILLE PARISH BATON ROUGE VINCENT RINAUDO BAR TOKEN

    $18.95
    End Date: Friday Oct-26-2018 12:39:30 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $18.95
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    Ansley Louisiana LA - Davis Bros. Lbr. Co. - gf 10ΒΆ im

    $60.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 10:33:18 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    PLAIN DEALING LA LOUISIANA ~ G. M. JOHNSON LUMBER CO. TOKEN GF $1 ~ EARLY 1900

    $39.99
    End Date: Wednesday Oct-17-2018 20:15:35 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $39.99
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    N.C. Folger MILLER LA 20 Plantation Goods Louisiana Merchant Token ICG VF20

    $100.00
    End Date: Monday Oct-29-2018 8:41:23 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $100.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    L J Chauvin Little Caillou Route Houma Louisiana Good for 10C 10ΒΆ in Trade Token

    $20.00
    End Date: Tuesday Nov-6-2018 16:53:37 PST
    Buy It Now for only: $20.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    Louisiana, Gheens - Gheens & Bro 50 Token

    $84.95
    End Date: Sunday Nov-11-2018 17:39:04 PST
    Buy It Now for only: $84.95
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list
    Misc. Tokens

    Misc Louisiana Trade Tokens For Sale

    HIGH GRADE PAUL D. BUCKLEY HILTON RIVERSIDE NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA TOKEN-JUN514

    $8.59
    End Date: Friday Nov-9-2018 15:36:13 PST
    Buy It Now for only: $8.59
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    Confederate Museum - Louisiana's Civil War Museum Antique Bronze Doubloon 1969

    $5.00
    End Date: Sunday Oct-28-2018 3:16:03 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $5.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    International Louisiana Grand Isle Tarpin Rodeo .999 Fine Silver Token

    $95.00
    End Date: Friday Nov-9-2018 11:49:28 PST
    Buy It Now for only: $95.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    Louisiana Luxury Tax Token 1

    $10.00
    End Date: Sunday Nov-11-2018 1:29:10 PST
    Buy It Now for only: $10.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1904 MO HK-306 SC$1 Louisiana Purchase Admission Coin NGC MS 66 DPL #28851 RARE

    $950.00
    End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 11:51:54 PST
    Buy It Now for only: $950.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    COIN TOKEN PACKENHAM CARNIVAL CLUB CHALMETTE LOUISIANA MARDI GRAS 1970 HEARTS

    $9.99
    End Date: Wednesday Oct-17-2018 18:02:12 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $9.99
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    Old Union Brew Louisiana TC 140557 Prohibition Bottle Token June 26, 1927 Beer

    $150.00
    End Date: Thursday Nov-1-2018 11:51:09 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $150.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1964 Oldest Town Louisiana Purchase Natchitoches Souvenir 250th UNC Token

    $8.00
    End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 19:44:26 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $8.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    HOUMA LOUISIANA LA ~ EXCELSIOR BAKERY CHECK GF 5 TOKEN ~ NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBE

    $19.99
    End Date: Sunday Nov-4-2018 19:51:58 PST
    Buy It Now for only: $19.99
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    HONORING LOUISIANA ATHLETES-FEB 11,1986-NEW ORLEANS-TOKEN-ONE 1/2 INCHES WIDTH

    $0.99
    End Date: Thursday Nov-1-2018 13:19:09 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $0.99
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    HOME | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Links

    Search for Tokens by state HERE

    This site is © Copyright Glyn Farber 2004-2014, All Rights Reserved