USA 1910's - Ceylon MN

W M. Ditz & Son

A USA two and half cent Merchant Trade token from William M. Ditz & Son who operated a Saloon from 1914 to 1917 in Ceylon, Martin County, Minnesota.

SPECIFICATIONS
Value50 cents
AlloyBrass
Diameter21 mm
Thickness1.? mm
Weight. gms
ShapeRound
EdgePlain
DieAxis
ditz&son_ceylon_mn_2.5c_obverse ditz&son_ceylon_mn_2.5c_reverse
Uncataloged

Obverse : Name W M DITZ & SON above and state MINN. below along periphery, and town CEYLON, between Diamonds and decorative bar at center, all within dot circle.
Reverse : Large 2 ½ ¢ at center and the legend GOOD FOR on top and IN TRADE below at bottom along the periphery, all within dash circle.

Originally from 1908-1917 it was William M. Ditz & Son Saloon.

The images of token are displayed at 250 dpi. Image is from an e-Bay Auction by a Token dealer in Minnesota, that I missed bid on in 2004 November.

I thank Marlen Bents and Gerald Rosenberg of Ceylon MN, for the history.

See also the Ceylon MN token site for more stories.