Miller SC-10 variety, sought by collectors of anti-slavery materials, and a relic of a truly terrible aspect of US history.
This token was issued by the Charleston slave auction house of W.W. Wilbur.
The obverse depicts an auctioneer standing with a gavel in his hand surrounded by the legend: “W.W. Wilbur Auction & Commission Merchant Charleston, So. Ca. 1846.", while the reverse features a palmetto tree.
The token does not overtly advertise that Wilbur was a slave auctioneer, but history records his participation in such events.
The piece itself is an original golden tan and is quite difficult to find better.
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