Thomas Metcalf Saloon Token Owney tag
- Owney received this trade check token for 5-cents off of goods from Thomas Metcalf, a merchant of unknown goods or services. There is no additional information to indicate when or where the token was given to the dog. This token, is known as a trade check. These tokens were used much as coupons are today, offered by merchants as a lure to increase customers’ purchases.
- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- Object number
- Owney, American, c. 1888 - 1897
- Seals, Symbols & Signage
- metal (aluminum)
- Diameter: 1 in. (2.5 cm)
- United States of America
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