WW2 Rationing Tokens

In April, Honorable Member Henry Coalter gave us an overview of World War Two rationing tokens. Issued by the Office of Price Administration (OPA), these were used in conjunction with books of rationing stamps, to “make change” for smaller quantities of restricted commodities in short supply (e.g., sugar, meat).

(image from Wikipedia: click here for their description.)

Henry is on a mission: he has contacted the author of a tract on these tokens, and is attempting a “census” of population & distribution of tokens by digraph (note “XU” & “HU” in the picture above). Please contact us if you have information which might contribute to his research.