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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 9, March 2, 2008, Article 14

STEARNS COAL & LUMBER COMPANY COAL SCRIP MARKET VALUE

Dave Schenkman writes: "Great issue; I enjoyed reading it.
The story of the lady with the $5 token from Stearns, KY was
amusing. The Stearns Coal & Lumber Co. issued several varieties
of tokens, including three different $5 denominations. They
are all fairly common, and probably would sell in the $10-$15
range.  As for coal scrip values in general, I can think of
couple of instances where rare items have brought four figure
prices, but the first number has always been a one!"

[The woman was quoted in the article as saying that she'd
been offered $5,000 for the coal scrip token.  I know coal
scrip in general is fairly common and wasn't aware of any
being worth more than a few hundred dollars.  Other readers
report seeing Stearns tokens selling on eBay in the $20 range.
-Editor]

 STOLEN SENTIMENTAL COAL SCRIP TOKEN RETURNED TO ILLINOIS WOMAN
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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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