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Tax tokens
« on: March 03, 2017, 09:56:19 PM »
Wild Man Software has just released the new database of state issued tax tokens; the first in a series of new databases which cumulatively cover items ranging from exceedingly rare pattern coinage to junk-box arcade tokens.

Given the current value of a dollar, it’s hard to imagine that from the Mid-1930’s until the early 1950’s, several states were concerned about collecting the sales tax of a fraction of a cent that is typically rounded off.  To that end, they created tokens denominated in “Mils” (tenths of a cent) so that proper change could be made when a fraction of a cent’s worth of sales tax was paid.

To add these tax tokens to your collection database, just download the price list for “United States Tax Tokens” (Click on “Download current price lists” in the “Tools” menu).    Once that’s done, you’ll be able download images of these tokens (Click on “Check for image updates” in the “Tools” menu) and to add the tokens to your collection (Click on “Add Countries” in the “File Menu” on Windows systems or the “Exact Change” menu on Macintosh systems).

The Database includes images of nearly all of the various types of tokens that were issued, but there are a few missing yet.  If you happen to have a tax token that we’ve not yet included, we’d really like to hear from you!