33,000 Posts Celebration

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Collecting Nut, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Welcome to my 33,000 plus posts. I went over this morning. I'm posting a Civil War Token, known as the DIX Token. It is known as a patriotic token and they were privately minted in the early days of the American Civil War.

    They were used as currency in parts of the country due to an insufficient number of government issued cents. The United States Congress passed a law on April 22, 1864 banning their use.

    Numismatist George J. Fuld has identified a wide variety of dies used to make these tokens, some with very subtle differences. The reference number constitutes a range of possible combinations. The first number represents the die number of the obverse, while the second number represents the die number of the reverse.

    For example, a very common pairing of the two is known as Fuld 207/409. These numbers can include sub-varieties, for example Fuld 209/409a, and are subject to revision.

    The slogan "Shoot him on the spot" comes from James DIX. He was the Secretary of the Treasury and James Dix sent a telegram to Treasury agents in Louisiana: "If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot." This quote is on the token’s reverse.

    One of the dies had a misspelling of the word "SPOT". It was spelled "SPOOT". My token has the misspelling and it is highly sought after. The obverse has the date of 1863 with 13 stars representing the 13 original colonies surrounding the flag of the United States. There are 25 stars on the flag.

    DIX is Centered on the reverse with 2 rows of the telegram message that James DIX sent to the Louisiana Treasury agents. As stated, this token reads "SHOOT HIM ON THE SPOOT".
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  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    Amazing total
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  4. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Nice going @Collecting Nut! Always look forward to your comments & your "SPOOT" token is awesome! ;):singing:
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thanks Frank
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thanks, now I need the correct spelling Token. Wish I could give you 2 likes. :)
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  7. Nick Zynko

    Nick Zynko Supporter! Supporter

    Wow! And your just getting warmed up!
    Congrats on the 33K milestone.
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thanks, it took 6 years and 1 month. Lol
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the posts and nice token. The misspelling may have been to rhyme with SHOOT. LOL
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    As I understand it the misspelling occurred because of the word SHOOT but not due to rhyming it. However there are no hard facts to support that claim.
  11. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    Your killing it bud!!!
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Glad you like it. I have lots of coins to post. I found a mess of parcels that are from 2 and 3 years ago that I'm just now opening up. This was a recent purchase and I'm looking for a decent correctly spelled one at a good price. :)
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  13. Brandon84

    Brandon84 New Member

    That's a beautiful coin!
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  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I want one of those SPOOT errors, and have, for a while!

    I'll bet the guy who punched the die got shot on the spoot himself, when they discovered that! LOL

    (Luckily, getting shot on your spoot is survivable most of the time, with it being nonexistent and all.)
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thank you
  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I got mine at a decent price so they are out there. Keep looking and exercise patience. The right one will be there. :)
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  17. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis Active Member

    Wow! You must stay online 24/7!
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  18. Diogenes Diaz

    Diogenes Diaz Active Member

    Congrats--always knew you was a nut about collecting
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  19. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

    Love it! I always wanted one of these errors, and earlier this year I grabbed one.(not as nice as the OP) 771A0094-27EF-4B07-9DDB-A6F095D32941.jpeg EE20345A-D350-45A3-AD27-17E29C9E5512.jpeg
  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No but being retired sure helps. :)
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  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Oh yeah!!!! That I am!!!! :):):)
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