I found an old coin my garden in New Orleans, Louisiana a copper or brass coin

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    SheilaHowardposted 7 years ago

    I  found an old coin my  garden in New Orleans, Louisiana a copper or brass coin the has...

    "The Brunswick & Balke Co" imprinted and what looks to be a bath tub in the center of the coin, on the reverse is S. Bridgeford, Good for 5 Cents TRADE. Do you have any info? I have tried and have not been successful. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

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    Treasured Pastsposted 7 years ago

    Hi Sheila
    You have a trade token there. Brunswick & Balke manufactured Pool tables and that is actually the picture of a pool table on the back. The token would have been for use in a pool hall. The only Bridgeford that I was able to find was in England so it is either an address or from a Ghost Town. The age will be between 1870 and 1884 when the company became Brunswick, Balke and Collendar. It may be from Louisiana or an adjoining state. Nice token by the way. Any way that you could send me a picture of both sides. I may be able to tell a little more from a photo.

 
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