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.
Obverse : Name
GUS & SQUIZ above and state MINN. below along periphery, and
town CEYLON below "Diamond dot 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 400 dpi and the images are displayed at 250 dpi. The image of token which was won by Shiran Cruse in 2009 March 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.