Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Kurisu, Jun 22, 2022.
I'd love to see some other food related tokens and exonumia!
This one is ridiculous, I love it!
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Or maybe heads or tails?
I had to laugh when I read that. Darn spell check.
Food related token
My parents used to talk endlessly about Coney Island.
LOL! And every time I see my own title I have to sing it in my head with "pig" lol
Gus' Good Foods Restaurant Chicago Advertising Token - Pig Front and Rear
Brass, 26mm, 5.61gm
Obverse: Face of pig
GUS' GOOD FOOD MATCHING COIN
Reverse: Rear of pig
420 N. DEARBORN ST., CHICAGO DELAWARE 1782 (Telephone number)
Gus' Good Food was a Chicago Italian restaurant founded in 1906.
It was known as the "Bing Bong" Restaurant as the waiter would ring a bell when someone entered.
It was also "Famous for Steaks and Green Noodles".
The restaurant closed in 1964.
This "pig front and rear" token was probably manufactured in the 1940's.
There are many varities of these pig tokens issued as advertising tokens.
Forgot about that one.
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