Web site visitor Tammy Granger writes:
I was reading your article about military tokens because I was doing research to see if what I have is a commissary token. I have a token that on one side says what I think is "N. (or H) M Lewis" at the top. "Commissary" in the middle and "Not Transferable" underneath that. The other side says "Good For" around the top then "10" in the middle and "In Merchandise" around the bottom. It is in really rough shape so not sure it would show up well on a photo. I thought maybe you could help me identify it.
I asked Tammy to send me photos or perhaps a scan of a rubbing, in case the inscriptions didn't show up well in the photos. She sent both! I hadn't made or even thought of pencil rubbings in years, but I gave her instructions. I wonder how many numismatists even know how to do this anymore (or even have pencils!). It's probably still a useful technique for bringing out details of worn or corroded coins.
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