Web site visitor Daniel Tokar of The Willow Forge in Shepherdstown WV writes:
I came across the story you posted on the O'Hurley General Store tokens. Got to laugh a
little from it because I am the man who made the dies and struck the tokens in that shop. Around
1996 we had a job that used some 1/8" thick brass, clips and pieces left from the job were too
small to make into much so I had the idea to turn them into "Money" . This was not my
first die sinking work, I have made over a dozen coin dies. Mostly for SCA re-enactors and fun
"keychain" tokens. Attached are coin die and punch impressions from some of my projects.
Thanks! It's great to be able to complete the pieces of a numismatic puzzle. I
put Daniel in touch with the article's author, Eric Schena. Here are the images of his other
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
A MODERN "GOOD FOR" TOKEN FROM
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n16a13.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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