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I thought a few of you here may find this token interesting. It was originally created as an advertising piece for Robert Lovett, Junior (a well known private US die sinker of the mid-1800's), and modeled after the Pistrucci design of St. George slaying the dragon made famous on the British sovereigns. This little token is almost assuredly among the smallest of all of the merchant tokens of the era. Coming in at only 15 mm in diameter, most of these were struck in German silver, with brass and copper much less common. Regardless of the metal composition, these are quite difficult to find in general, and downright tough to find in uncirculated condition. They are also quite "spendy" for their small size. After nearly 3.5 years of searching, I recently added this lovely example to my horse-themed collection. I'm providing an array of images below to show the state of preservation but also to give you a frame of reference for the small size of this token. The 15 mm diameter is half-way between the diameter of the 3 cent silver (14mm) and the silver half dime (15.9mm) issues of the USA (sorry this frame of reference is to USA coins -- it's the best I have for now). Cheers,-Brandon ======================================