Until the mid 1950’s, when changes in federal and state laws, along with changing economic realities doomed the practice, many companies issued tokens, or scrip, for use by their employees in company run stores. This was especially widespread in the coal fields of Appalachia, where many miners also lived in company owned towns. In these company towns, or “coal camps, the only store in town was usually owned or run on behalf of the coal company. This is a very nice complete set ($1.00, $.50, $.25, $.10, $.05) of company scrip from Landgraff Realty Company Store, Landgraff, West Virginia, McDowell County 1951. Brass.