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Arsenal island, Illinois, rare tokens
« on: November 21, 2020, 12:50:11 PM »
Rare tokens, Arsenal island in Illinois

The Rock Island Arsenal comprises 946 acres, located on Arsenal Island, originally known as Rock Island, on the Mississippi River. The island was originally established as a government site in 1816, with the building of Fort Armstrong. It is now the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States.
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I found some interesting tokens for this island..
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Re: Arsenal island, Illinois, rare tokens
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 03:08:11 PM »
Here's a Rock Island token / challenge coin, Alex.

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Re: Arsenal island, Illinois, rare tokens
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 03:11:42 PM »
This is a workman's check. Some are blank on the reverse but have a serial or workman's ID # stamped on it. Others are dated 1882 and have "No." with a serial number hand stamped next to it.

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Re: Arsenal island, Illinois, rare tokens
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 11:21:26 PM »
This is a workman's check. Some are blank on the reverse but have a serial or workman's ID # stamped on it. Others are dated 1882 and have "No." with a serial number hand stamped next to it.

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Re: Arsenal island, Illinois, rare tokens
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 01:08:12 AM »
I recognize that. It's from Russ Rulau's token reference. I have a copy but didn't think of looking it up in there.

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Re: Arsenal island, Illinois, rare tokens
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 09:20:09 PM »
Another curious token for this island, with an empty reverse:
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