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Depression Tokens 1929-1939 And Later
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These tokens were issued by various states during the Great Depression of the 1930's.
They were issued to make change for fractions of a cent for customers to pay the new state sales taxes.
The token values were usually in "mills" or 1/10 of a cent.
Most issues were for one or five mills.
Most states stopped making them in 1935.
They are not worth very much now, usually $1.00 or less. A couple of varieties are rarer.
The following states issued them:
Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri,
New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Washington.
My father had a position in the early 1930's that involved travelling, and he saved these tokens.
1. Alabama
2. Arizona
3. Colorado
4. Illinois
5. Kansas
6. Louisiana
7. Mississippi
8. Missouri
9. NewMexico
10. Oklahoma
11. Utah
12. Washington