22Raleigh County, WVDarr Coal Mine disaster near Van Meter, PA
23SCRIP- Also Known as… Trade Tokens Flickers Clackers Checks P'lolly Light-WeightsChinky TinDinglesStickersDugaloo
24SCRIP=UNOFFICIAL MONEY Used since ancient timesPay ArmiesPay workers in isolated settingsMinesLumber CampsSugar PlantationsColoniesIssued when official currency is in short supply
25SCRIPDefined as:Any substitute for currencyNot legal tenderOften a form of creditRedeemable for MerchandisePaper (Bill-like)Metallic or Fiber Tokens
26TOKEN MATERIALSCopperBrassWhite MetalAluminumBimetallicFiber (Cardboard or Similar)Many with cutout
27Coal Mining and Lumber Companies Paid Workers with scripCharged Rent- Company HousingCo. Owned ToolsOwned Company StoreProvided all ServicesWorkers were in debt to CompanyUnions NOT welcomeWay of Controlling Worker’s Lives
28Knapp, Stout Lumber Company Store- Prairie Farm, Wis. 1870’s
29Washington Coal and Coke Company Star Junction, PA- Company Town. 400 Houses Employees as of 1897
32The interior of the Mabscott Coal & Coke Company Store The interior of the Mabscott Coal & Coke Company Store. Shown Ollie W Dixon, manager (left behind counter); H. Gill, butcher (on right behind counter); and an unidentified customer. Picture taken in 1920's
33Washington Coal Co. Pay stub, circa 1895 79 Wagons at 5 tons (total=395 tons) loaded in 15 days,40 cents per wagon, 30 tons/day
51Consolidated Timber Co, Glenwood, OR 10 Cent White Metal 1940s Trantow lists the piece as R-5 (75-99), Hemphill as R-4 (11-20). The piece is struck in white metal, 21 mmThe Consolidated Timber Co. of Glenwood was formed in 1939 and tokens were ordered in 1941.
77Oregon American Lumber Co. 50 Cent Bimetallic. 1920’s Obverse: GOOD IN MERCHANDISE / FOR FIFTY CENTS / 50 / AR BEECHER (signature) / GENERAL AUDITOR / FOR / OREGON-AMERICAN / LUMBER COMPANY. Reverse: ISSUED AT EMPLOYEE'SREQUEST / ON ACCOUNT OF WAGES / O-A / L Co / TO BECOME DUE IN / FUTURE - NOT TRANSFERABLE.
84H.C. Frick & Co., Valley Mines, PA Paper Scrip- Punchable
85Mc Neal Coal Co., Yatesville Colliery, PA $2 1860’s
86Knapp, Stout- Wisconsin $5 Scrip – 1870’s- Good for Merchandise at Prairie Farms Store Only
87Haileyville Indian Territory- Hailey Coal & Mining Co Haileyville Indian Territory- Hailey Coal & Mining Co Oklahoma -10 Cents ’s
88Edkins Catalogue of U.S. Coal Company Scrip- 3 Vols Published by National Scrip Collectors Assoc.
89USE OF COMPANY STORE SCRIP Stopped after World War IIBy 1960, all wages paid in legal tenderMost old coal mines and mills closedMost tokens buried, discarded or melted
90COLLECTING COMPANY STORE SCRIP For many types-only a few remain (Rarity Scale)National Scrip Collectors Association (Tony Chibbaro)World Bimetallic Collectors ClubInexpensive compared to U.S. Rare CoinsMany Businesses still use Trade Tokens
91RESOURCES1. World Bimetallic Collectors Club2. National Scrip Collectors Association3. Edkins Catalogue of United States Coal Company ScripVolume 1, Third Edition- Scrip from 36 States not incl. W. VaVolume 2, Third Edition- W. Va Scrip Only4. Catalogue Of Lumber Company Store TokensSecond Edition - Terry Trantow5. Explosive Control Tokens - David Schenkman6. Hemphill's Oregon Trade Tokens7. 20,000 Coal Company Stores- Gordon Dodrill8. Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)9.10.11.