John Linhoss writes:
Looking at the article about Morse code on money, I dug up an interesting medal from the S. W. Chubbuck Co. out of my collection. The company operated in Utica, N.Y. This medal was an advertisement piece issued around 1862. It clearly describes the Morse code letters and numbers. I was able to come up with a 3 cent bearer note from the company payable in postage currency at the store dated July 1, 1864. This medal is valued at $450.00 and the bearer note, much more common at $150.00
John had some nicer images of the Chubbuck token/medal than we had last week, so here there are. I wasn't aware of the scrip note, either. Thanks! Very neat item!
Mark Borckardt writes:
The telegraph man and his Morse Code token, was Samuel W. Chubbuck who was born in Vermont circa 1800 and lived most of his life in Utica, New York. It seems that he was also a coin collector. Martin Gengerke lists S.W. Chubbuck as a consigner to two sales:
Thomas Birch and Son, Feb. 18, 1873
John W. Haseltine, Feb. 25, 1873
The Haseltine catalog includes a plate of Large Cents, according to Al Boka, whose website (
might be worth featuring in The E-Sylum.
... and mention it we did. Nice site - check it out. Thanks, Mark. I thought the Chubbuck name sounded familiar. Can anyone else shine light on Chubbuck as a numismatist?
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: MAY 19, 2013: Morse Code on S.W. Chubbuck Tokens
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