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Knox County, Ohio
A checklist of locally issued money
Checklist maintained by the Mount Vernon Numismatic Society

Bank Notes
Tokens
Wooden Money
Medals
Checks - pre 1901

Tokens

Obv: "Wise Jewelers" in script, "TEN/ DOLLARS" below. Monogram in quadrilobe "AGS" with facet above. Rev: "THIS COIN IS REDEEMABLE IN DIAMOND MERCHANDISE/ TEN/ DOLLARS". Brass 38 mm. First submission by Charlie Ruggles, December 7, 2009. Image courtesy of Charlie Ruggles.

Obv: "THE / KNOX / MT. VERNON, OHIO". Rev: "GOOD FOR / 5 / IN TRADE". Brass 20mm. First submission by Herman Blanton, January 24, 2009. Image courtesy of numismatica.com.

Obverse: "$ / SIMS / SAVERS / $". Reverse: "SIMS / BROS., INC. / www.simsbros.com". Plastic, 38mm diameter, 3mm thick. Three colors, gold, green and blue. Redeemable for prizes at Sims Brothers Recycling Sites in Marion, Columbus, Delaware, Mount Vernon and Bellefontaine Ohio. First appeared in Mount Vernon during January 2008. 2008 promotion, redeemable for various vendor gift cards and some consumer products at two gold tokens for $5 gift card. Token ratios: 1 gold = 2 green = 10 blue. First submission by Joan Blanton, January 27, 2008. Image courtesy of Joan Blanton

Obverse: "MT. VERNON / ROD / & GUN / CLUB". Reverse: blank. Bronze 24mm. First submission by Dave Boss, November 27, 2007. Image courtesy of Dave Boss.

Obverse: "CITY / CIGAR / STORE". Reverse: "PERRY RAY, PROPRIETOR / GOOD FOR / 5 / IN / TRADE". Brass 21mm. First submission by Dave Boss, November 27, 2007. Image courtesy of Dave Boss.

Obverse: "CITY CIGAR / STORE / MT. VERNON, OHIO". Reverse: "GOOD FOR / 5 / IN TRADE". Aluminum 31mm. First submission by Dave Boss, November 27, 2007. Image courtesy of Dave Boss.

Obverse: "A. & W. H. BARNES / DRY GOODS / MARTINSBURG, / OHIO" with central figure that resembles the phoenix rising from ashes. Reverse: Wing capped head of Mercury facing left, seven stars left, six stars right. Bronze 19.5mm. This piece classified as Civil War Store Card token. First submission by Jim Belt, November 27, 2007. Image courtesy of Jim Belt.

Encased cent, (as listed by Jim Lawniczak). OH-MTV-MO-10. 1947D, RD, 35mm. Obverse: "Mount Vernon Motor Co. / 105 West Vine St. / Mt. Vernon, Ohio" Reverse: "Keep Me and Never Go Broke". First submission by Dan Rich, September 27, 2007. Image needed.


Obverse: "P. MAVROMATIS / MT. VERNON, O." Reverse: "GOOD FOR / 5 / IN TRADE" aluminum, 20mm. First submission by Herman Blanton, August 7, 2007. Image courtesy of IKO TAMS member. 


Obverse: "CLINTON CHAPTER No. 26 R.A.M. / MT. VERNON,O. / CHARTERED MAY 12th / 1843 / ONE / PENNY" Reverse: (Royal Arch) or keystone with inscription "HTWSSTKS" which reportedly stands for [Hyram Tyrian, Widows Son Sent To King Solomon]. Bronze 30mm, 11 grams. USA coin alignment. First submission by Herman Blanton, May 13, 2007. Image courtesy of Douglas Haag. 


Obverse: "TAKE ME BACK / TO / W. H. BAKER, / MT. VERNON / OHIO." Reverse: "TIME / IS / MONEY" inside clock face of Roman numerals. 8.8 grams, nickel-plated copper (?) 28mm. Reported to be saloon token circa 1897. First submission by Herman Blanton, April 24, 2007. Image courtesy of Donn Moody.



Obverse: "*VIENNA BAKERY* / GOOD FOR / ONE / LOAF OF BREAD / WEBER BROS" Reverse: "V / CENTS" surrounded by 16 stars. 4.2 grams, bronze, 27mm. It is listed in the Lipscomb book as MT7210 and he dates it as 1897-1909.  First submission by Dan Rich, January 12, 2007. Image courtesy of Gary Hosek. Further Information wanted - contact Webmaster at: hblanton@yahoo.com. According to a club member the bakery was at the site of the current G R Smith Hardware, 101 S. Mulberry St.

Obverse: "VERNON / BILLIARDS / 206 / * S. MAIN ST. *" . Reverse: "GOOD FOR / 5 / * IN MDSE. *" . Aluminum 24mm diameter. First submission by Herman Blanton, November 11, 2006. Image courtesy of Jack Snyder.


Obverse: "F.O.E 760 / GOOD FOR / ONE / DRINK / MT. VERNON, OH" . Reverse: Blank. Gray colored plastic, diameter uncertain, approx 28mm. First submission by Herman Blanton, September 07, 2006. Image courtesy of eBay dealer deweylikesstamps.


Obverse: "*C.N. COTTON* / GALLUP NEW MEXICO" with incuse numeral 1474. Reverse: "GOOD FOR / $100 / IN / MERCHANDISE AT RETAIL." Aluminum 38mm. C.N. Cotton was from Howard Ohio and a man of some renown, albeit after leaving Knox County. This token is not from Mount Vernon or Knox county but its issuer was. Cotton was an Indian trader and his story makes an interesting read. Here is a link: COTTON First submission by Herman Blanton, May 14, 2006. Image courtesy of eBay dealer anaheimcolony


Obverse: "ROUND | HILL DAIRY | MT. VERNON | OHIO" Reverse: "GOOD FOR | 1 QUART | MILK". Plastic, red colored, approximately 20 mm diameter. First submission by Herman Blanton, May 4, 2005. Image courtesy of Bret Thomas, eBay pseudonym bat17.

Mt Vernon Billiards 31 mm aluminum


Obverse: "B.P.O.E. | 140 | MT. VERNON, O" Reverse: "GOOD FOR / 5 / IN TRADE" Aluminum, 30 mm diameter. Issued for the "Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks" lodge number 140 in Mount Vernon, Ohio. As of 2005 the lodge meets first and third Tuesdays at 32 Public Square in Mt Vernon. First submission by Herman Blanton February 20, 2005. Image courtesy of Herman Blanton.



Obverse: "JEWELL | MT. VERNON | OHIO" Reverse: "1 | WITH | BOTTLE". Aluminum, 25mm, 1.29 grams. First submission by Charlie Ruggles June 19, 2004. Image courtesy of Charlie Ruggles.



Obverse: "JEWELL | MT. VERNON | OHIO" Reverse: "1 | WITH | BOTTLE". Fiber, 25mm, 0.903 grams. Green colored fiber, specimen illustrated is unc. First submission by Galen Neibarger September 3, 2004. Image courtesy of Galen Neibarger.


Obverse: "SNOWS TAVERN | MT. VERNON | OHIO" Reverse: "GOOD FOR | 5 | IN TRADE". It is aluminum and measures about 19 mm. (Lipscomb MT 7180). Usually encountered in EF or better condition. The reverse side shows centering dot inside the number 5. First submission: by Charlie Ruggles April 20, 2003.  Image courtesy of Charlie Ruggles.


Obverse: "MOSURE BRO & LEMON | CLOTHING | & | DRY GOODS | FREDERICKTOWN, O" Reverse: Anchor. Bronze First submission: by Larry Long  August 18, 2003.

Obverse: Keystone with lettering around: "CLINTON CHAPTER | NO.26 | R.A.M. | MT. VERNON, OHIO" around keystone with inscription "HTWSSTKS". Reverse: Cup with cryptic legend around. at bottom "WHITEHEAD & HOAG NEWARK, N.J." Nominal 27 mm diameter. Bronze. Sighted on eBay. First submission by Herman Blanton, May 21, 2009. Image courtesy of Donn Moody, aka the-moot, May 21, 2009.

Obverse: Keystone with lettering around: "CLINTON CHAPTER | NO.26 | RAM | CHARTERED OCT 20, 1842 | MT. VERNON, OHIO" Reverse: Cup with cryptic legend around. Nominal 28 mm diameter. Bronze. Sighted on eBay with small photo. First submission by Herman Blanton, October 28, 2008. Image courtesy of minnesotatokenman February 13, 2009.


Obverse: Keystone with lettering around: "CLINTON CHAPTER | R.A.M. No.26 | MT. VERNON, OHIO" Reverse: Cup with cryptic legend around. Nominal 28 mm diameter. Bronze (October 28, 2008 a specimen with white metal finish sighted on eBay) First submission: by Charlie Ruggles  August 19, 2003. Image courtesy of Charlie Ruggles.


Obverse: Indian head design "TAKE YOUR OUTING AT LAKE HIAWATHER PARK *" Reverse: "MT. VERNON ELECTRIC RY. CO. | 5 | ONE FARE | MT. VERNON. OHIO.". Aluminum, 21mm, plain edge. First submission by Jack Lahr 15 November 2003. Image courtesy of Jack Lahr.


Obverse: "MITCHELL STONE / POST / #1577 / V.F.W. / MT. VERNON, O." Reverse: "GOOD FOR / 10 /  IN TRADE", 25 mm aluminum. First Submission November 22, 2004 by Dan Rich. 

Token References: Lipscomb's Ohio Merchant Tokens, second edition.