Thomas Jefferson coin

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by dlien, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. dlien

    dlien Junior Member

    Hi guys,

    I've had this coin for some time now and I'm not quite sure what it is. Can you guys have a look and let me know if it's worth anything?

    Thanks!

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    The back of the coin says: THOMAS JEFFERSON BORN APR 13, 1743 A GREAT INTELLECTUAL AUTHOR OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE DEFENDER OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FOUNDER OF U OF VA DIED JULY 4, 1826

    The front of the coin has a portrait of Jefferson and says:
    THOMAS JEFFERSON
    1801 1809
    THIRD PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

    No other dates or mint information...:eek:
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  3. borgovan

    borgovan Supporter**

    It's not a coin, it's a token. Some tokens can be valuable, but most are not.

    I admit that I cannot attribute this specific token, but it appears to be a generic token of recent mintage, and I will go out on a limb and say it has no significant value.
  4. dcinffxva

    dcinffxva Junior Member

    It looks very much like the tokens given out by gas stations in the late 60's or early 70's. I believe it was Shell.
  5. Ahab

    Ahab Member

    Token, worth nothing.:(
  6. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage

    You're right about Shell but those were mostly aluminum. Maybe previous to the aluminum ones they gave out these ones, I don't know. :thumb:

    I have an aluminum one, it's a Roosevelt. $1.00
  7. jessash1976

    jessash1976 Coin knowledgeable

    It looks like part of a set that Shell gas stations gave out in the late 80's-early 90's. My uncle has the full set and the set(complete) is wort about 10 dollars. So, it is probably not worth much. Sorry

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