CW in early Washington state numismatics
A historical coin from Taholah on the Quinault Indian Reservation of the Washington coast…
Both images from TokenCatalog.com
…carries a well-known Chinuk Wawa family name from the Indigenous community.
“Good for 5¢ in trade / Frank Hyasman”. He was born about 1856, and was the grandson of a treaty signer.
Tokens using CW are an amusing newer wrinkle on the “trade language” trope!
At the same website, I’ve found additional historical tokens, coins, and medals with some Chinuk Wawa on them, including the following…