16,000 Likes Celebration & Dad's Root Beer

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Collecting Nut, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    This is one of the neatest things I've ever seen. Dad's Root Beer Bottle Caps with a Cent encased in them. I have no idea why or how this was started, nor do I know how long it went on for.

    Dad's Root Beer was started in 1937 and that is the date on this coin. That makes it extra special in my book.
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    This one is dated 1953-D. Not sure if there's any significance in that date.
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  3. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Awesome. Congratulations on 16K. The 1937 is well circulated. So, it might have been put in later. But, they both look like they were put in with a mechanism made just for that. Very interesting.
     
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  4. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    Well, if the root beer got on the coin, it would have caused the 1937 penny to look that way because pop is acidic. But it could have been put in later I guess.
     
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  5. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Congrats on 16K!:singing::singing::singing::)
     
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  6. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    That's interesting and fun!
     
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  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Those are very cool! It looks like a machine was used to encase them. The work is too perfect.

    Congrats on the 16K Likes. ~ Chris
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I'm guessing that it was pulled from circulation and cleaned before encasing it in the bottle cap. Maybe a promotion thing as it looks cleaned. I don't really care as it the first year of Dad's Root Beer, it's really neat and the price was very, very low. More than reasonable. :)
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely another possibility. It would have eaten and cleaned at the same time. Lol
     
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  10. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    In 1951 my aunt bought a new Pontiac the upper scale with the Indian Head that lit up (Silver Chief or something). The dealer gave her a souvenir. It was Pontiac medallion with a Peace type Silver Dollar in it. On the outer ring it said "Dollar For Dollar You can't Beat A Pontiac". Most of the people she knew that had bought one immediately took the silver dollar out and spent it and threw the medallion in the trash. She kept hers as is. One of our sons has it now. Our #2 to be exact.
     
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Oh man, you've gotta post of photo of that. This thread would be fine.
     
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  12. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Yes. I too would love to see photos of it.
     
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  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Congrats @Collecting Nut on your posts. The bottle cap coin does looks like an advertising gimmick, and you stated. Wonder why more haven't surfaced.
     
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  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It sounds like a great item to have so I've gotta see it! :)
     
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    These are the only ones I've ever seen. I've lived in 5 states, travelled to 42 states, stopped in coin shops almost everywhere I've been and I have several online dealers that are very good. Never seen anything like these. The few dealers I've talked to say they've never seen or heard of them. Maybe it wasn't all that popular but I'm glad I own these two.
     
  16. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I assume you have tried to research these, so I won't bother, but it would be nice to know the story behind them.
     
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thank you
     
  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes DVD do far nothing really.
     
  19. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Congrats on 16k. That's a nice milestone.

    I've got one of those Dad's Root Beer penny caps, somewhere. You're forcing me to go on a scavenger hunt though. That brings back some memories. If I can locate it do I have your permission to hijack your thread with a pic of it?

    I'd also love to see the Pontiac silver dollar.
     
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  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    First, please feel free to post your Root Beer Bottle Caps. I hope you find them without to much difficulty. Secondly, I hope we get to see @Inspector43 Pontiac silver Dollar.

    And lastly, I hope I twisted your arm enough so you do find it! LOL
     
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  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Sometimes I just hate spell check. I can't really find any information on these.
     
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