Is a OPA coin worth anything?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Jace, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Jace

    Jace New Member

    An opa point was used in WWII and I just got a red point in the mail from eBay, a red/blue point is roughly worth 2 dollars. President Roosevelt issued the OPA that issued the tokens for rationing food during the war.
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  3. Galen59

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  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Cool, would really like to see it!
  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

  6. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    I don't believe they're worth very much. Back in the 70's and 80's, I would always see loads of these in junk boxes
  7. Jace

    Jace New Member

    Yeah, but they are still a cool token. I do know they're cheap on eBay.
  8. ziggy9

    ziggy9 *NEC SPERNO NEC TIMEO* Supporter

    Most are worth very little but there is one red token that is very rare and usually sells for about $100 I can't remember the letter combo right now. I will try to post it later
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  9. Jace

    Jace New Member

    Ok thanks!
  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The blue tokens are a little better than the red tokens, especially to ones with check letters that start with W, but they still aren't worth much, maybe a dollar or so. There are two red tokens that are worth a little, the MM (maybe $5 if it is a nice one) and the MV which is $75 to $100. When I first learned about OPA tokens there were only about 24 MV tokens known. More have shown up since then but they are still rare.
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  11. Steve Reid

    Steve Reid New Member

    Just got a red one in great condition with the letter s YH
  12. Linda McAndrew

    Linda McAndrew New Member

    I have a coin purse from World War II that my grandfather had put in his ration tokens. We have about 10 blue ones and about 100 red ones. 5 MM's and 1 MC and ! MV. The blue ones are TX, XY, HY, TV,HH,WH, VV.I wonder if they are worth any money.
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  13. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Excellent! I love these. We've got a few passed down in my family, too. Let's see them, Linda. And I want to see that coin purse, too. This isn't the time to be bashful. With a hundred of these, what are you trying to do, corner the market? Lol. :)

    EDIT: FWIW, they sell, but not for a real lot. Some are scarcer than others, of course. I personally have never come across a complete set of every OPA issue.
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  14. eddiespin

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  15. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Double check that MC, there's no such combination known. The only two combinations that start with M are MM and MV. You did get lucky though if you have the MV like I said last year that's going to be at least $75-$100. Assuming it's in decent condition.
  16. Marylee

    Marylee New Member

    I have a MM red, YC red, XC red and WW blue ALL IN GREAT CONDITION!
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