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Founded in 1718 and named for the Duc d’Orleans, Regent of France. Known as “The Crescent City” due to shape of the Mississippi River here. In 1894 the city adopted the centennial method of addresses, so those indicated in the historical notes for issues from this era may vary depending on the reference used. Since several communities have been incorporated into New Orleans, listings may be found under other headings. See note under Algiers as an example.

MRS. S. ABADIE / BAKERY / NEW ORLEANS.
Good For / 5¢ / Bread
Mrs. Sophie Abadie operated this bakery from the late 1880s until about 1913. It was located at 1010 St. Mary Street, in the Magazine Market.

ABRAMSON
[Blank]
[Same as above]
Reportedly used in the cafeteria of Marion Abramson High School in the late 1960s or the early 1970s. The school is located at 5532 Read Boulevard.

ACME BAR / 106 POYDRAS ST. [star cut out]
[Same as obverse]
Reportedly owned by the Ciolino family and later moved to Iberville Street.

J. J. ALBERT / [HAT] / NEW ORLEANS
Good For One Load / Of / Twenty / Five / Cents
Albert opened a habadashery at 89 Chartes in 1838 and moved to 37 Chartes in 1849. During this time he issued a non “good for” storecard. In 1853 he formed a partnership with Paul Tricou, operating at 213 Royal for three years. This firm also issued a storecard. Albert then reopened independently at 33 Chartes, moving to 60 Customhouse following the Civil War. He closed in the mid-1870s. Why he issued a token with this denomination is not known.

OTTO ALBRECHT / 437 / CANAL ST.
Good For / 5 / Drink / At The Bar
Not a definite attribution; may be Chicago, Illinois where an Otto Albrecht had a grocery in 1909.

ALGIERS PUBLIC SERVICE CO. INC. / FERRIES / NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Good For / 5¢ / When / Returned / With Empty / Bottle

ALGIERS / PUBLIC / SERVICE / CO., INC.
Return Bottle / 5¢ / Deposit
Algiers Public Service Company had offices at the foot of Canal Street. The entity operated the ferries that ran from Canal Street to Algiers from the mid-1930s until the formation of the Mississippi River Bridge Authority in the late 1950s.

ALMA MACHINE CO. / A M C [in monogram] / N. O.
Good For / One / Nickel / In Trade [3mm center hole]
Alpert LA 670-ALM.

ALMA MACH. / CO. / NEW ORLEANS / P. O. 1790
25¢ / In Trade
[Same, but 1oo]
[Same, but 2oo]
6293-A/10-100 is Alpert LA 670-ALT; A/10-25 and -200 are unlisted. These are likely slot machine payout tokens. Alma Machine Company was probably in business in the 1930s or 1940s.

AMERICAN BANK & TRUST CO. / {AMERICAN BANK / FRIENDLY BANK / [ON BUILDING]} / NEW ORLEANS, LA.
This Coin / Good For / 25 Cents / In Opening A / Savings Account / During / 1926-1927 / [all over a large] 4% / Whitehead – Hoag
Located at 200 Carondelet Street, American Bank & Trust Company opened in 1923. It became National American Bank about 1950, was renamed Alerron National Bank in the late 1980s, and is now Premier Bank. “Whitehead – Hoag” refers to the token maker.

ACEROLA PLUS / WORLD’S NO. 1 SOURCE / OF NATURAL VITAMIN C / FREE / FROM / AMERICAN DIETAIDS / 1 COIN PER FAMILY
This Coin / Redeemable / Before March 7, 1976 / At Participating / Health Food Stores For / Free / Month’s Supply Of / Acerola Plus, / Delicious Chewable / Vitamin C
Based on the number of these that have been found in New Orleans and the expiration date, these were likely issued in conjunction with Mardi Gras. However, no evidence has been found that American Dietaids or their parent corporation, American Health, Inc. ever had a presence in New Orleans.

BOARDING PASS / AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION / 90TH ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION / [RIVERBOAT] / MISSISSIPPI RIVER CRUISE / NEW ORLEANS
Italy
Atwood-Coffee LA 999-A. The “Italy” refers to where this item was struck. It was used for the tour during the ANA convention in 1981.

[OMNIBUS] / APOLLO LINE
{[Cloverleaf] / P. I. [r] in 12mm circle}
The Apollo Line was an omnibus line operated by Patrick Irwin in 1858.

ARBY’S® [IN HAT LOGO] /
Buy Any Sandwich, Get A Regular Roast Beef Free! / Arby’s / Feb. 12-Mar. 31, / 1986
The dates indicate that this was a Mardi Gras issue.

ARLINGTON / SALOON
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade

Tom Anderson erected a saloon and brothel in 1897 for Josie Arlington (nee Mary Deubler) at 225 Basin Street and named the establishment in her honor. This was one of the more elaborate of the ‘houses’ in the Storyville district and was dubbed by some as ‘Storyville City Hall.’ In fact, Tom Anderson himself was the unofficial mayor of Storyville. In 1905 Josie moved her enterprise to rooms above another saloon owned by Anderson at 114 North Rampart Street and this saloon then became known as the Arlington. Josie Arlington retired from the pleasure business in 1909 but the saloon retained her name until it was closed by Prohibition.

J. W. ARMSHAW / SUNNY / SOUTH / SALOON
A/20-05RdB21Pool Chip / 5¢
James W. Armshaw operated a saloon in the 1880s and the late 1890s. He is listed variously at 699, 2023, and 2049 Tchoupitoulas.

C. ARMSTEAD / CR. 9528
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
Charles Armstead operated a restaurant with the phone number CRescent 9528 at 2604 Desire from the mid-1930s through the 1940s. He also operated the Magnolia Restaurant (see listing below), although it is not known which years he had this business.

ARTIQUES / 741 COMMON / & CARONDELET CORNER N. O.
Good For / One Drink
The only known example of this token has a crude 8mm center hole. It is not believed to have been issued this way and said hole may obliterate wording. Ferreol Artiques operated this saloon from 1897 to about 1901. See listings of Old Cigar Corner for another enterprise that was apparently connected to Artiques.

AVENUE GROCERY / & / FOOD / STORE
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
[Same, but 10¢]
Directory listings are contradictory for this establishment. A 1933 business directory indicates it was owned by Mrs. T. Jones; the 1933 city directory lists it at 1440 Almonaster and operated by Luigio Gallo. The 1938 telephone book indicates the store was at 2547 Cleveland Avenue; the 1938 city directory shows the address as 3531 Washington Avenue and the owner as John Kock.

R. B. AZARETTO. / GROCER / 401 / WEBSTER ST

Robert Azaretto (spelled Azoretto in some references) ran this store from the early 1920s until 1933. He sold to Margurite Porter who issued tokens for Porter Grocery (listed below).

MARDI GRAS / [LOGO] / B-97 FM / 1981
Redeem For 25¢ With Purchase Of 2 Liter Bottle Of 7 Up Or Diet 7 Up / Good Through March 31st, 1981 / 7 Up® [Logo] / By Zetz 7 Up Co.

MARDI GRAS / [LOGO] / B-97 FM / 1982
Redeem For 25¢ With Purchase Of 2 Liter Bottle Of 7 Up Or Diet 7 Up / Good Through March 31st, 1982 / 7 Up® [Logo] / By Zetz 7 Up Co.
Zetz Bottling Company was founded by William G. Zetzmann in 1934. In addition to 7-Up the company bottled Zetz Orange, Zetz Root Beer, and Delaware Punch. The plant is located at 1400 Montegut and a branch operates in Baton Rouge.

[Issued in conjunction with Burger King, but not a “good for.”]

MARDI GRAS / 19 [BEE LOGO] 84 / B-97 FM
This Doubloon / Good For Free / Pizza With Purchase / At Pizza Inn. / Ask For Details At / Restaurant Near / You. Good / Until April 30, / 1984

In 1985 there were five Pizza Inn Restaurants in the New Orleans area.

MARDI GRAS ’85 / [BEE LOGO] / B-97FM
B/1-85aRdAg39Not Valid With Any Other Offer / Free / Wendy’s [Logo] / French Fries / When You Buy / Any Sandwich / Expires / 3\31\85 / Limit One Per Visit G-*
[Same as above]
[Same as above]

HAPPY MARDI GRAS / [BEE LOGO] B-97FM / 1986
Not Valid With Any Other Offer / Free / Wendy’s [Logo] / Regular Fries / When You Buy / Any Sandwich / Expires / 2\28\86 / Limit One Per Visit

HAPPY MARDI GRAS / [BEE LOGO] B-97FM / 1987
Rent / One Movie / Get One Free / Instant Replay Video [In Logo] / VHS & Beta – 10 Locations / 391-1020 / Not Valid On New Releases / One Redemption / Per Customer Per Day
The indicated telephone number is for the branch located at 2766 Belle Chasse Highway in Gretna.

HAPPY MARDI GRAS / [BEE LOGO] B-97FM / 1988
Warehouse / Records / And / Tapes / This Doubloon Good For / $1 Off / On The Purchase Of / LP, Cassette Or / Compact Disc / Sale Items Excluded. One / Doubloon Per Item.
Although the actual locations of Warehouse Records and Tapes are Metairie, Gretna, and Kenner this is listed under New Orleans due to the inclusion in the B-97 series.

HAPPY MARDI GRAS / [BEE LOGO] B-97 FM / 1989
{Domino’s / Pizza [Vertically In Logo]} ® / Cajun Shrimp / With Extra Cheese / $9.89 Plus / Tax / 1 Large Or 2 10″ / Pizzas / Expires March

HAPPY MARDI GRAS / [BEE LOGO] B-97 FM / 1990
{Domino’s / Pizza [Vertically In Logo]} ® / Cajun Shrimp / Feast / $12.99 Plus / Tax / 1 Large Or 2 10″ / Pizzas / Expires April

HAPPY MARDI GRAS / [BEE LOGO] B-97 FM / 1990
The Plaza Mall I-10 E. & Read Blvd. / Worth / Discounts At / Participating / Stores
Radio station WEZB has studios on Loyola Avenue.

B. B. S. CO. LTD. / [NUMERALS] [c/s] / PAY CHECK
[Blank]
The Buhler Building Supply Company, Ltd. was in business in the 1890s.

B. U. / LOCAL 35 / N. O.
5
10
25
Exactly how the Bakers’ Union used these tokens is not known. They were based at 528 Bienville in the 1930s.

BAFFES
10
Louis and Gustave Baffes were hat cleaners at 104 Royal Street in the late 1910s. They possibly also had pool tables.

S. BAGNETTO. /
Good For / 5 / Drink
Sam Bagnetto opened a saloon and restaurant at 174 S. Rampart Street in 1900. He later moved to 1000 Poydras and closed shortly after the implementation of Prohibition.

FIFTY CENT GAMING TOKEN [i] / BALLY’S / CASINO / OPM / LAKESHORE RESORT / NEW ORLEANS / LOUISIANA / NOT LEGAL TENDER [i]
Acceptable Only At Bally’s [i] / $.50 / [American Flag] / New Orleans, Louisiana [i]

ONE DOLLAR GAMING TOKEN [i] / BALLY’S / CASINO / OPM / LAKESHORE RESORT / NEW ORLEANS / LOUISIANA / NOT LEGAL TENDER [i]
Acceptable Only At Bally’s [i] / $1.00 / [Eagle] / Bally’s [On Ribbon] / [Pine Trees] / New Orleans, Louisiana [i]

TWO DOLLAR GAMING TOKEN [i] / BALLY’S / CASINO / OPM / LAKESHORE RESORT / NEW ORLEANS / LOUISIANA / NOT LEGAL TENDER [i]
Acceptable Only At Bally’s [i] / $2.00 / [Eagle, Flag, and Pine Trees] / New Orleans, Louisiana [i]

FIVE DOLLAR GAMING TOKEN [i] / BALLY’S / CASINO / OPM / LAKESHORE RESORT / NEW ORLEANS / LOUISIANA / NOT LEGAL TENDER [i]
Acceptable Only At Bally’s [i] / $5.00 / [Eagle and Two Flags] / New Orleans, Louisiana [i]
White metal with a brass center.

TEN DOLLAR GAMING TOKEN [i] / BALLY’S / CASINO / OPM / LAKESHORE RESORT / NEW ORLEANS / LOUISIANA / NOT LEGAL TENDER [i]
Acceptable Only At Bally’s [i] / [Eagle] / $10.00 / New Orleans, Louisiana [i]
Bally’s opened in July 1995. The small ‘OPM’ is the mintmark for Old Philly Mint, manufacturer of the token.

JOE BALTAR & SON / SALOON / N. O. LA.
Good For / One / Drink
Baltar’s saloon was located at 133 St. Charles in the late 1880s.

BANKS RESTAURANT / 3701 / BANKS ST.
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
This establishment, also known as Banks Street Restaurant, was in operation in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

BAPTIST / RESCUE / MISSION
[Blank]
Given to individuals who met the requirements to receive a free meal. The mission is located at 740 Esplanade.

BARBERS’ / EXCHANGE / COR. / ROYAL & TOULOUSE
Good For A / 5c / Drink Or / Cigar
Not found in directories. The die style suggests issuance between 1895 and 1905.

H. J. BATT /
Good For / 50 / Lbs. / Ice
Harry J. Batt had a grocery and ice service at 332 Nashville in the early 1930s.

PROPERTY OF / BAYOU NOVELTY CO.
For Amusement Only / [5mm center hole]
[Same as above]
B/13a:Composition is nickel-plated brass with an iron center.
B/13b:Composition is copper-plated brass with an iron center.
Alpert LA 670-BAY and BAZ. This vending machine supplier was in operation at 2601 St. Charles in 1938.

THE BEACON CAFE / AND / RESTAURANT
25
50
This restaurant, owned by Vic LaRocca, was located at 3001 Napoleon and was in business from the 1930s to the 1950s.

BEN’S / CAFE
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade.
An advertisement in the 1907 city directory states, “Ben’s Cafe, Fine Wines, Liquors, and Cigars, V. Leonhard, Propr, 326 Magazine.” Valentine Leonhard is listed as a saloon owner at this address from the late 1890s until about 1916. The significance of the name “Ben’s” is unknown.

LEON BENEDITO /
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade.
Leon Benedito operated saloons on Canal Street in the 1890s before running one at 605 Common Street from about 1900 until 1916.

BENINATO BROS. / COR. STATE / LAUREL STS.
Good For / 5¢ / Drink
Anthony and Philip Beninato had a grocery and saloon from the late 1890s to 1926.

[CITY SCENES] / JLR / NEW / ORLEANS
Benson Volkswagen / Good For $100.00 / Off On Any New / Volkswagen In Stock / Limit One Doubloon / Per Customer / 11000 I 10 E. Service Rd. (504) 245-1011
Reportedly issued in 1981 along with a variety from Benson Honda, description unavailable. The Benson automobile dealerships are owned by Tom Benson who also owns the New Orleans Saints.

F. J. BERTUCCI /
5
Frank J. Bertucci was an oyster dealer at 1912 Eighth Street in 1909 and at 322 Magazine Street in 1918.

V. BERTUCCI /
Good For / 2½¢ / In Trade
Vincent Bertucci operated a saloon at 4501 Magazine Street from 1901 to 1913.

THE / BEST / CLUB
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
The Best Club was located at 1500 Conti Street in 1934 and at 1415 Canal Street in 1935 and 1936.

BETTY LOU / BAKERIES
Good For / 5 / In Trade
Trade name for the Louisiana Baking Corporation, which was a wholesale bakery based at 1226 St. Thomas Street from the mid-1920s until about 1935. No information has been found as to where the bakeries were.

BIENVILLE BEER GARDENS /
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
Located at 3328 Bienville in 1939.

BIENVILLE HOUSE MOTOR MOTEL / BH [ON CREST LOGO] / N. O., LA.
Complimentary Drink From Our Famous Pump Room / [Tap]
Issued in 1967 by this motel, which was located at 320 Decatur.

BILLIARDS / 50¢ / COMMON ST.
Good For / 2½¢ / In Trade
Attributed to New Orleans based on “Common Street.” A billiard room named “The Archer” was located at 609 Common Street in 1930. The dual denominations suggest that this may be an error piece.

A GREAT ITALIAN RESTAURANT…A HECK OF AN IRISH BAR / [SHAMROCK] / BIRRA® / PORETTI’S / [BUNCH OF GRAPES] / 1990
4th Floor Jackson Brewery / Redeemable / For A Daily / Lunch Special! / 600 Decatur St. New Orleans
This restaurant moved from Metairie to New Orleans in the late 1980s and issued the doubloon in 1990.

MRS. M. BLANCO, / GROCERY / CYPRESS / & MAGNOLIA / STREETS

Martina Blanco was in business from the late 1880s to about 1910.

A. BLOCK [i] / 20 / c / PAPERS [i]
Excelsior / 312 / Olive / St. / St. Louis
Augustus Block had a cigar store and newsstand at 408 Magazine from 1909 to 1913.

ALEX. BLOCKSDORFF’S / SALOON / 128 / EXCHANGE / ALLEY
Good For A / 5c / Drink Or / Cigar

A. BLOCKSDORFF / 128 EXCHANGE PLACE
Good For 2½¢ / In Trade [Crescent cut-out]
Blocksdorff opened a saloon at 429 North Broad in 1896, moved to Exchange Alley in 1898, and closed in 1901.

JAKE BOE /
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
Jacob Boe had a bar at 4001 Burgundy in the 1940s.

BOHEMIA / SALOON / 419 ST. CHARLES
Good For A / 5c / Drink Or / Cigar
Not found in directories but the diework indicates issuance between 1895 and 1905. John Blank & Company operated a saloon at this address in 1898 while Charles Schutten had a saloon in 1902.

L. BOLDS, JR. / 3008 / LAW ST.
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
Leon Bolds was in business in the 1930s dealing in ice and wood.

A. E. / BOUDREAUX / N. O. LA.
Good For / A / 5¢ / Drink
Albert Boudreaux had a saloon at 3133 Magazine in the late 1900s.

W. BRANDT /
Good For / A / 5¢ / Drink
William Brandt opened a saloon at 1420 Orleans about 1894, moved to 201 South Rampart in the early 1900s, and continued in business, converting to a soft drink parlor due to Prohibition, until 1926.

BRANIFF PLACE / [LOGO] / NEW ORLEANS
Bunch of Grapes] / Good For One Free Drink
Issued in 1980; located at 1500 Canal Street.

BROADMORE [sic] / CAFE & / RESTAURANT
Good For / 5c / In Trade
The 1938 telephone book indicates that Broadmoor Restaurant was at 1420 North Broad. City directories show it to have been at 2525 South Broad in the late 1930s and the early 1940s.

BROADWAY / INN
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
A listing for this establishment appears only in a 1914 directory.

BROADWAY / PHARMACY
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
Operated by H. C. Richards at 800 Broadway Street in the 1930s.

W. PALM BEACH BALTIMORE D. C. LAX NEW ORLEANS MIAMI / BUDGET / ® / RENT A CAR
Good / For One / Upgrade / RWM / Economy – Full Size
“LAX” is the airport abbreviation for Los Angeles International Airport.

H. BURKART / 5337 / TCHOUPITOULAS ST.
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
Harold Burkart operated a bar in the early 1940s.

W. BUTCHER / BAKER / N. O. LA.
5
The only directory listings found were residential listings in 1902 and 1908 for William Butcher, baker.

C. & N. SALES CO. / 815 / POYDRAS / NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
This company sold vending machines and novelties in the 1930s and 1940s.

C. & S. / 2221 CANAL STREET
Good For / 5c / In Trade
Michael J. Collins and Albert E. Stiegman operated a restaurant from about 1919 to the late 1930s.

A. C. / 118 / BARONNE / ST.
5
Issued by Alex Cartwright, see listing below.

J. C [i] [sic] / 2½ [i]
[Blank]
Attributed by family members, this was used by John Cocchiara, who operated a grocery and saloon at 1900 Dumaine from 1905 to 1915.

M. C. / 2032 MAGAZINE ST.
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
Mariano Caronna opened an ice cream parlor in the late 1920s. Following the repeal of Prohibition he opened a bar and restaurant that remained in business until the 1960s.

MACHINE / NO. / 2 [p] 2 [p] / C. N. CO.
Good For / 5c [2mm center hole] 5c / In Trade

MACHINE / NO. / 4 [p] 4 [p] / C. N. CO.
Good For / 5c [2mm center hole] 5c / In Trade

MACHINE / NO. / 12 [p] 12 [p] / C. N. CO.
Good For / 5c [2mm center hole] 5c / In Trade
Unconfirmed attribution to Crescent Novelty Company (see additional listings below).

ALBERT CADESUS / GROCERY / & / BAR / DAUPHINE / & / ST. PETER
Good For A / 5c / Drink Or / Cigar
Albert Cadesus opened a saloon in 1887. He moved to the corner of Dauphine and St. Peter around the turn of the century and remained there for about ten years. He subsequently was located at 800 Carondelet Street and at the corner of Canal and North Rampart before his death circa 1918.

CAFE BEIGNET [fax] / [STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON] / NEW ORLEANS
Cafe Beignet [fax] / The Jackson Brewery / 620 Decatur St. Suite 101, / New Orleans, La. 70130, 566-1225 / [Jax Brewery Building] / 3 Free Beignets / Redeem In / 1989 G-*
[Same, but green anodized]
[Same, but red anodized]
[Same, but gold anodized]
[Same, but purple anodized]
[Same, but dated 1990]
Cafe Beignet opened August 27, 1989. One of their initial promotions was to have an individual dressed like Andrew Jackson ride horseback through the French Quarter throwing these doubloons. They were also distributed at Mardi Gras.

LEO CAIRIS / [CLASPED HANDS AND SCALES] / NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Apple Sweet Shop / 5¢ [On Apple] / 8431 Apple St.
This confectionery was in business from the late 1920s until about 1940.

$5.00 OFF DINNER JAZZ CRUISE / CAJUN QUEEN / BOARDING AT RIVERWALK / CREOLE [TINY RIVERBOAT] QUEEN / PORT OF NEW ORLEANS / CALL / 524-0814 / $2.00 OFF DAY CRUISE
Welcome To The Mardi Gras / [Riverboat] / New Orleans, Louisiana
Issued in 1995.

CANAL INN RESTAURANT / 5 / 7781
[Blank]
A restaurant by this name was located at 2761 Canal Street in 1938. About 1945 another was opened by John E. McCabe at 1839 Canal Street. McCabe sold to Jake Pecora in 1950 and the business closed a few years later. The significance of the “7781” is not known; it is possibly a telephone number.

CARANEK’S / BAR / 1200 ST. ROCH AVE.
Good For / 15¢ / In Trade
Henry Caranek ran this bar in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

CARROLLTON / HOTEL / E. CHAIX.
Good For / 5¢ / Drink / E. Chaix.
The Carrollton Hotel is listed at 84 Carrollton Avenue in 1884 while Edmond Chaix is listed as operating a saloon at Levee, corner Madison, in 1892.

CARTWRIGHT’S CAFE / 118 / BARONNE / ST.
5
Alex H. Cartwright operated this establishment from about 1904 to 1908. Another token inscribed “A. C.” is listed above.

A. CASAMENTO / 7130 / FRERET / ST. / RESTAURANT
5
10

A. CASAMENTO’S / RESTAURANT / 7130 / FRERET ST
Deposit / 5¢ / On Bottle F-9
[Same, but 10¢] F-9
Anthony Casamento operated this restaurant in the 1920s and early 1930s.

CASSIDY’S / $5.00 / 174 GRAVIER ST.
[Blank]
Wright 146. M. H. Cassidy operated the Cassidy Hotel at this address in 1879. By 1892 John Hauser and Company was proprietor of a saloon by this name at the same address. Due to the high denomination it is possible this is some sort of gambling check.

J. CASTAING /

Joseph Castaing had a grocery at 2201 Cleveland Avenue in the early and mid-1910s.

CAT & THE FIDDLE / 241 / DAUPHINE ST.
17½
25¢
Joe Segreto opened this nightclub about 1939, selling to Joseph Gleason circa 1943. The club closed about 1948. The reason for the 17½¢ denomination is not known.

CAZAUBON / NEW / GROCERY / 1939 / SECOND ST.
15¢ / Blue
15¢ / Orange
[Same, but 10¢]
Ignatius C. Cazaubon was in business briefly circa 1940. These are early food stamp change tokens.

WORTH $500.oo ON THE PURCHASE / OF THE / CENTURY / TRIDENT 20 / DURING SHOW / ONLY ONE COIN / REDEEMED ON / EACH BOAT / BIGGEST BOON TO DIVING SINCE COMPRESSED AIR
[Horse and Crown Logo]
Used at the Superdome Boat Show circa 1975.

M. CHAGUARD /

Maurice Chaguard was a grocer at 1541 North Rocheblave from about 1901 to 1914.

THE CHARM / SALOON / 107 DECATUR ST.
Good For A / 5c / Drink Or / Cigar
The Charm Saloon was in business from the 1880s until the onset of Prohibition. Frank Carambat was the proprietor until his death about 1910. Armand Preau (see listing under Old No. 27) was his successor.

CHED’S / LOUNGE / 1715 CANAL / N. O., LA.
Ched’s / Rain Check / Good For / One Cocktail / Sun. Thru / Thurs.
Charles J. Russo operated this nightclub from 1950 to about 1972.

[THREE BELLS] / CHIMES / GREAT FOOD / FOR PEOPLE / ON THE GO / CORNER OF ROYAL & IBERVILLE
If Heaven Says No, / Good For / One Drink / [Devil] / SRB / There’s Happy Chimes Below G-*
Issued circa 1970.

“CHUCKA•BURGER” / [PIRATE ON BEACH WITH TREASURE CHEST] / “A FORTUNE IN EVERY BITE”
Good For One Free Chuck-A-Burger / New Orleans / Home Of The / Mardi Gras / Golden Fortune Sandwiches Inc. G-*
Issued in the late 1960s. No directory listings have been found.

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS / LA.
Good Only / In / Parking Lot Meters
Feisel LA 3670-A. Used in lieu of a nickel by city officials in the late 1950s and the early 1960s.

CLARENCE’S / BAR / 1400 CONGRESS / ST.
Good / For 15¢ In / Trade
[Same, but 20¢]
Owned by Clarence Bielosh; in business in 1958.

THE / CLUB
Good For A / 5¢ / Drink Or / Cigar
“The Club” was one of the sporting houses that operated in the Storyville district. It began in the early 1890s at 209-211 Basin Street under the management of Flo Meeker. In 1900 Hilma Burt became the Madam. At some point thereafter Maud Hartman took control and moved the establishment to 327 North Franklin.

CLUB BALI / 426 / BOURBON
Good For / 50¢ / Drink

CLUB BALI / 50¢
[Blank]
Owned by Larry Getz, this nightclub was in business between 1942 and 1947. Later other establishments by this name operated at other locations in New Orleans and it is possible that the aluminum token was issued by one of these.

COASTAL ENGINEERING CORP. / EQUIPMENT / WITH / ENGINEERING / SERVICES / N. O. LA.
Rain Check / [Umbrella] / Good For / One Lunch / Redeemable At Your Convenience
Coastal Engineering Corporation, a petroleum engineering group, began business in the 1950s. They were located at 820 Sams Avenue in Harahan in the 1980s.

COCA-COLA® [LOGO] / CHRISTMAS / IN NEW ORLEANS / PARADE / DECEMBER 10, / 1988
Audubon / Zoo / Valid Through 2\28\89 / For 20% Off / Up To 5 / Admissions
Barq’s [Logo] / Buy One 16 Oz Barq’s / Get One Free. Redeem / At Participating / Time Saver / Stores
Canal / Place / Pick Up List Of / “Special Offers” / At The / Information Desk / Expires Dec. 10, / 1988
Fair [Logo] Grounds [fax] / Buy One Clubhouse / Admission / Get One Free / Offer Expires / 4-3-89
French / Market / Good For 10% Off / From Participating / Merchants / Expires Dec. 31, / 1988
Holmes / Good For 10% Off / One Apparel / Item / Expires Dec. 31, / 1988
The / Jackson / Brewery / Good For Special / Discount Offer From / Each Participating / Merchant / Good Dec. 10, 1988 / Only

COCA-COLA® [LOGO] / CHRISTMAS / IN NEW ORLEANS / PARADE / DECEMBER 9, / 1989
Audubon / Zoo / Friends Of The Zoo / $5.00 Off Membership / With This / Doubloon
Audubon / Zoo / Pave The Way / 10% Off Aquarium / Christmas / Brick
Barq’s [Logo] / Buy One 16 Oz Barq’s / Get One Free. Redeem / At Participating / Time Saver / Stores / Expires Jan. 21, / 1990
{Dr / Pepper / ®} [In Logo] / {Dr / Pepper®} [In Logo] / Buy One Dr. Pepper Product- / Get One Free / Redeem At Participating / Time Saver Stores / Expires Jan. 21, 1990
French / Market / Good For 10% Off / From Participating / Merchants / Expires Dec. 31, / 1989
Maison Blanche / Ticketmaster / Entertainment Guide / 20% Off / Yearly Subscription / With This Doubloon / 888-8181
Sunkist® [In Logo] / Buy One Sunkist Product- / Get One Free / Redeem At Participating / Time Saver Stores / Expires Jan. 21, 1990
Welch’s® [In Logo, with a Small Bunch of Grapes Forming the Apostrophe] / Buy One Welch’s Product- / Get One Free / Redeem At Participating / Time Saver Stores / Expires Jan. 21, 1990
C/36-89iRdA39[Wendy’s Hamburgers, description unavailable]

MILTON COHN / 4 / ROYAL / ST. / NEW ORLEANS.
10
15
Cohn was a barber in the mid-1890’s. This would have to have been issued prior to 1894 when addresses were modified.

GOOD FOR / CONTENTS OF / ONE BOTTLE / OF / COLA HIBALL / THIS ONE / FREE / IN / NEW ORLEANS / ONLY / COLA HIBALL BOTTLING CO.
Dealers / This Check Will / Be Redeemed For / 5¢ / In Trade For Our / Merchandise Only / Will Not Be / Exchanged / For Cash / Cola Hiball Co. / New Orleans, La. D-10
This company appears to have been in business only in 1933; possibly it was a producer of a Prohibition-era “near beer.”

COLTRARO’S / BAR
Good For / 1 / Beer F-10
Owned by J. M. Felder; located at 1800 Burdette in 1958.

COMET / ENTERPRISES / INC. / 1042 VERRET ST. / N. O., LA. 70114
Food Stamp / Good For / 1¢ / Redeemable / Only / In Eligible Foods / Credit Token
[Same, but 5¢]
[Same, but 25¢]
This is actually an Algiers address. Directories indicate Comet Liquor Store, owned by Mr. Lawrence J. Mermilliod, at this address in the mid-1970s when these Phase III food stamp change items were issued.

E. COMMANDER’S / PALACE
Good For 5¢ / In Trade [star cut-out]
Now a well-known restaurant, Emile Commander initially opened a saloon circa 1893. He died about 1906. The establishment is still located at 1043 Washington Avenue.

COMMERCIAL SOAP WORKS, L’T’D, / NEW ORLEANS. / LA.
Good For / 5¢ / In / Electric / White Soap
[Same, but 10¢]
Commercial Soap, Candle, & Starch Manufacturing, Ltd. is listed from 1889 to 1895.

COMUS / 137 ST. CHARLES ST. / NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade [2mm center hole]

COMUS BRANCH / 1001 / CANAL ST.
25
Comus Restaurant operated at 137 St. Charles, 322 St. Charles, and 1001 Canal in the mid-1920s.

COMUS / 5¢ / IN TRADE
K. Mc
Tentative attribution. This may have been issued by the Comus Restaurants (see above); the Comus Beverage Company, which was in business in 1922 and 1923, or some other entity.

CONT. SLOT MACHINE CO. / S. P. / MACH. / 58
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade

CONTINENTAL S. M. CO. / S. P. / N. O.
60
The significance of “S. P.” is not known.

MACHINE / NO. 18 / CONT. S. M. CO.
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade

MACHINE / NO. 36 / CONT. S. M. CO.
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
Attribution based on the “N. O.” inscribed on the 60¢ item. Continental Slot Machine Company has not been found in directories researched. It was likely in business in the 1930s or 1940s.

FREE OFFER / COPELAND’S [IN LOGO] / OF / NEW ORLEANS
Free / Onion-Mum / With Lunch Or Dinner / For Two / Offer Expires 3\31\94 / One Per Visit. / Unique Food, Fun / & Hospitality G-*

FREE OFFER / COPELAND’S [IN LOGO] / NEW ORLEANS / FAVORITE / RESTAURANT
Free / Onion-Mum® / & / Coors Beer / With Lunch / Or Dinner For 2 / & This Doubloon. / Offer Expires 3\31\95. / One Per Visit. G-*
Copeland’s is a chain of Cajun Restaurants established by Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye’s Fried Chicken Restaurants.

AUG. CORNE’S / BAKERY / AND CONFECTIONERY / 820 TOURO / NEAR / BURGUNDY STS.
Good For / ¢50¢ / In Trade E-10
This bakery was in operation from 1914 to 1925.

CORTEZ RESTAURANT /
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
[Same, but 15¢]
[Same, but 25¢]
Salvatore Piraro operated this restaurant, located at 3738 Orleans, in the early 1930s.

COSMOPOLITAN / N. O. / J. V.
25¢

COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL / JOS / VOEGTLE / PROP. / N. O. LA.
Waiter / ¢5¢ / Check

COSMOPOLITAN / N. O. / CAFE’ / RESTAURANT
35¢

COSMOPOLITAN / RESTAURANT / N. O.
25¢
C/52-05 is Wright 1704. The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant was in operation from the 1880s until about 1920. It was located at 121-125 Royal Street and Joseph Voegtle was affiliated with the enterprise until the early 1900s.

DEALERS / PRESENT THIS COIN / TO THE / H. T. COTTAM & COMPANY / NEW ORLEANS PURITAN / MALT EXTRACT / DISTRIBUTORS / AND / RECEIVE 25¢ IN CASH / NOT GOOD AFTER / AUG. 31, 1927
Good For / 25¢ / On The Purchase Of / One Large Size Can / Bohemian Hop-Flavored / Puritan / Malt / Greenduck Chi.

DEALERS / PRESENT THIS COIN / TO THE / H. T. COTTAM & COMPANY / NEW ORLEANS OR / ANY BRANCH / AND / RECEIVE 25¢ IN CASH / IF PRESENTED BEFORE / JAN. 5, 1928
Good For / 25¢ / On The Purchase Of / One Large Size Can Of / Bohemian Hop-Flavored / Puritan Malt / If Presented To Your / Dealer Before / December 31, 1927 / Greenduck Co. Chicago
Known branches of H. T. Cottam & Company in the mid-1920s were at Crowley, Donaldsonville, Lockport, Morgan City, and Thibodaux, Louisiana; and Gulfport and Jackson, Mississippi. H. T. Cottam & Company was a wholesale grocer with main offices at 700 Tchoupitoulas Street, in business from the 1870s into the 1960s.

O. A. COTTON, / JEWELER / 800 / POYDRAS ST.
[Blank] [5mm center hole]
It is not known how Orville Cotton, who was in business in the mid-1920s, used this item.

COX [IN LOGO] / COX CABLE / MARDI / GRAS
On Installations Or / 50% / Off / Premium Channel Additions
[Same, but blue anodized] G-*
These date from 1985. The significance, if any, of the colors is not known.

MADAME LOVEY CRAVESIT [i] / GIVES [i] / EXPERT [i] / FRENCH [i] / TUTORING [i] / LESSONS [i]
8 [i] / Bourbon [i] / Street [i] / New Orleans [i] / La. [i]
Modern-made fantasy item.

{CRESCENT CITY / BREWHOUSE [IN MUG LOGO]} / 527 DECATUR ST. / NEW ORLEANS, LA. / 522 0571
Crescent City / 50¢ / Off All Freshly / Brewed Beers / Brewhouse
A promotional item issued in the early 1990s.

CRESCENT CITY / BREWING / C
[Crescent]
This brewery, located at the corner of Canal and Claiborne, was in business briefly circa 1889. The token was likely a tap room check.

GOOD FOR-5-MINUTES AT / SOFSPRA / ANYTIME / CRESCENT CITY / CAR WASH / NEW ORLEANS, LA
Coin-Op / 25¢ / Sofspra [In Logo] / 5 Minute / Car Wash
Ford LA 670-A; one thousand struck in May 1965.

CRESCENT HALL CAFÉ, / OSCAR DEBAT & CO. / NEW ORLEANS.
Good For / 1 / Drink / Good Only / During / Lunch
Located at Canal and St. Charles; in operation circa 1902 to 1918.

CAN BE BOUGHT FROM THE / CRESCENT NEWS CO. / FOR 5 CENTS
Keep Me And Never Go Broke [On Horseshoe] /
The dates on known coins range from 1904 to 1912. It is not known if this item was used strictly for advertising or if it had a redemptive value; and if the latter, what item could “be bought for 5¢.” Crescent News & Hotel Company was a newsstand and cigar store that operated at several locations in New Orleans from the 1880s until the 1930s. During the time this was apparently issued it was located at 546 Camp Street.

CRESCENT NOVELTY CO. / N. O. / LA. / A
Good For 5¢ / In Trade [crescent cut-out]

CRESCENT NOVELTY CO. / N. O. / LA. / B
Good For 5¢ / In Trade [crescent cut-out]

CRESCENT NOVELTY CO. / [CRESCENT] / Nº 44
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
Alpert LA 670-CRE, Unlisted by Alpert, and Alpert LA 670-CRS respectively. Crescent Novelty Company was located at 822 Carondelet in 1938. Additional tokens inscribed C. N. Co. and believed to have been issued by Crescent Novelty are listed above.

CRIMINAL / SHERIFF / ORLEANS / PARISH
Good / For 10¢ In / Trade
Likely used in the prison canteen in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

F. A. CRISTADORO /
Good For A / 10¢ / Drink Or / Cigar
Frank Cristadoro operated a saloon and grocery at 1133 Milan Street from about 1901 to 1908.

CROSSMAN / SCHOOL
Good For / 1 / Lunch
[Blank]
Located at 4407 South Carrollton. These likely date from the 1930s or 1940s.

JOHN CUCCIA / 384 / BURGUNDY / N. O.
Good For / 5¢ / In Trade
This saloon opened in the late 1890s and closed about 1918.

CUMBERLAND / TEL. & TELG. / COMPANY

CUMBERLAND / TEL. & TEL’G. / COMPANY

The brass Cumberland Telephone & Telegraph Company tokens listed in the first book were dropped since it has been shown they were used system wide by the Nashville, Tennessee-based operation. These particular tokens are listed here because they are of New Orleans diework. The tokens were probably used in an employee cafeteria.

CUSACHS & GIRLING, / 158. / CANAL S / N. O.
Please Pay To Cashier / 5¢
[Same, but 50¢]
Pierre L. Cusachs (see below) and R. N. Girling operated a drug store at this address in 1885. The next year, Girling moved his operation to the corner of Prytania and Washington, continuing in business until the mid-1890s.

P. L. CUSACHS LTD. / NEW ORLEANS, LA. / 10 [i] / MERCHANDISE
[Blank]
[Same, but 35]
[Same, but 50] E
Pierre Cusachs operated a drug store at the corner of Canal and Baronne from the 1870s to 1916, taking on R. N. Girling as a partner briefly circa 1885.

JOS. CUSIMANO. /
Pool / [Pool Table] / Check
City directories list two Joseph Cusimanos as operating saloons in 1914: one at 641 Bourbon Street and one at 1927 Perdido Street.

S. J. CUSIMANO / 1240 / S. LIBERTY ST.
1¢ / Orange
[Same, but 5¢]
Salvadore Cusimano issued these early food stamp change tokens between 1939 and 1943.

CYRUS SERVICE STATION / GA. 3721
Jefferson Davis & Bienville / Ga. 3721

Charles Cyrus had a transfer company with this phone number at 3201 Conti in 1938; a Cy’s Service Station is listed in 1955. The redemptive value of this item, if any, is unknown