WEEK #637 HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!!
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QUESTION: 

 

What is the only Civil War Token to have Hebrew on it?

 

This weeks first place winner will receive a copy of "The Neighborhood Mint” Sylvian Gailey Head, Elizabeth W. Etherridge.

 

The second place winner will win a copy of Dave Langes “The Complete Guide to Buffalo Nickels, 3rd Edition”.

 

REMINDER: The Numisma-Quest ends on Saturday at midnight EST. Entries after that time will not be valid. See the Trivia info post for more details.

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Copper token, issued during the American Civil War by the Felix Dining Saloon, a Jewish restaurant in New York, 1863

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The Felix Dining Saloon, 256 Broadway, New York Civil War tokens have the word Kosher in Hebrew

 

Heritage auctioned these pieces:

 

1863 Felix Kosher Dining, New York, New York MS62 Brown NGC. Fuld-NY630W-1a. (see NGC 3316269-010)

 

1863 Felix (Kosher in Hebrew) Dining Saloon, Fuld-NY-630W-1b, New York, NY (see NGC 1928116-004)

 

1863 Felix Dining Saloon, New York, NY -- Overstruck on an 1863 Cent -- MS64 NGC. Fuld-NY630W-2do (see NGC 3108831-012)

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I will guess the 1863 Felix Dining Saloon as Felix means Kosher in Hebrew.

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Felix's Dining Saloon was the only Civil War token to appear with Hebrew letters. The word kosher appears in Hebrew. Felix's was across the street from New York's City Hall at 256 Broadway

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QUESTION: 

 

What is the only Civil War Token to have Hebrew on it?

 

Answer

 

Fuld-NY-630W-1a New York, New York Felix Dining Saloon

 

This weeks first place winner STORK has won a copy of "The Neighborhood Mint” Sylvian Gailey Head, Elizabeth W. Etherridge.

 

The second place winner jtryka has won a copy of Dave Langes “The Complete Guide to Buffalo Nickels, 3rd Edition”.

 

Thank you for playing and please stop back this Friday for PMG's Numisma-quest question.  

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