USA 1930's - Ceylon MN

Gus & Squiz 5¢

Two USA Five Cents Merchant Trade token from Ceylon Hotel in Martin County, Minnesota. Gus & Squiz were the nicknames of the owners.

Value5 cents
Diameter21.2 mm
Thickness1.7 mm
Weight4.49 gms
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Obverse : Name GUS & SQUIZ above and state MINN. below along periphery, and town CEYLON between Two Diamonds at center.
Reverse : Large 5 ¢ at center with the legend * GOOD FOR * on top and IN TRADE below at bottom along the periphery, all within plain rim.

Please also see the very similer 5¢ token with slight variation in center design and larger GUS & SQUIZ 1$ token

The token was imaged at about 250 dpi and the images are displayed at 250 dpi. This token was won in the 2003 January on ebay from a seller from MN, USA

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

See also the Ceylon MN token site for more stories.