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Object Name Token, Store
Common Name Coal scrip
Catalog Number 1994.1.2
Maker Consolidated Coal Company
Date ca. 1910-46
Material(s) Aluminum
Dimensions H-1.25 W-1.25 Dia-1.25 inches
Description This is a piece of Consolidated Coal Company coal scrip. It is made of a stamped aluminum desk with a raised rim and a dotted line around the perimeter on both sides. One side of the token reads, "THE CONSOLIDATED COAL CO., / INC. / VAN LEAR / STORE / VAN LEAR, / KY." The reverse says, "GOOD FOR / 2/ STICKS / MONOBEL."
Notes The Consolidated Coal Company was located in Van Lear in Johnson County, Kentucky. The miners in this camp were probably required to purchase their own explosives. Explosive script could be redeemed at the company storehouse for, in this case, 2 sticks of Monobel, a DuPont brand of ammonia dynamite.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Consolidated Coal Company
Subjects Coal
Coal miners
Coal mining
Currency
Explosives
Search Terms Coal
Coal miners
Coal Mining
Currency
Johnson County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS