Let's see your exonumia!

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  1. Circus

    Circus Tokens Only !! TEC#4981

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  3. alurid

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  4. DonnaML

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    A white metal medal issued in 1883 on the occasion of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. (God knows what someone used to try to clean it -- perhaps a Brillo pad!)

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  5. Circus

    Circus Tokens Only !! TEC#4981

  6. lowle harrison

    lowle harrison Well-Known Member

    Quoting from the 5th Edition of the Atwood_Coffee Catalog of US and Canadian Transit Tokens John M. Coffee Editor "Condition in transportation tokens is not the "all-important factor in price"...some collectors actually prefer a nicely worn token to a bright unc. one...While cleaning COINS...should rarely if ever be attempted...some rare tokens however are ugly to look at and a good cleaning can only enhance their desirability..." In other words mere existence and availability often trump condition most every time.
  7. DonnaML

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    I have no objection whatsoever to the fact that someone tried to clean the Brooklyn Bridge medal. (After all, I collect ancient coins, all of which have been cleaned at one time or another unless they just came out of the ground.) I just wish that whoever it was had done a better job!
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  8. lowle harrison

    lowle harrison Well-Known Member

    20200402_215607(1) - Copy.jpg 20200402_215620 - Copy.jpg Capture+_2020-04-02-22-03-01 - Copy.png 20200402_215607(1) - Copy.jpg 20200402_215620 - Copy.jpg Capture+_2020-04-02-22-03-01 - Copy.png 20200402_215607(1) - Copy.jpg 20200402_215620 - Copy.jpg Capture+_2020-04-02-22-03-01 - Copy.png Might as well be considered exonumia...a "slabber" coin from the early to mid 80's. Someone before asked to see the comical edges so here you go
  9. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    Manetta Mills, Lando, S.C, Good for 10, 24mm, 1.5grams, M/A, aluminum, Chibbaro LNDO-10
    Token catalog #330605

    Manetta Mills was an existing cotton mill (textile factory) known as the Fishing Creek Manufacturing Company when it was purchased by Benjamin D. Heath in 1896. He renamed it Manetta Mills after combining the name of his first wife Mary, who died, with his current wife Nettie.

    On the matter of wives, their is a letter in Tony Chibbaro's book from a Manetta employee who, speaking of the second general store that was a modern brick building built in 1920, "...it sold items ranging from coffins to ladies' fineries... " The letter talked of other things such as grinding their own corn meal and flour and making their own ice as well as the tokens which he said were used between the 1900's to the 1950's. I just thought it too funny to read about coffins and ladies' fineries. You know, you get to work in a cotton mill, keep you wife in fineries, and when it's time for the dirt nap, your box is right there, ready to go. "I love it when a plan comes together." Col. Hannibal Smith A-team.

    Source Tony Chibbaro Numismatics of South Carolina Merchant Trade Tokens

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  10. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

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  11. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    Interesting write-up, longnine.

    I was always fascinated by the sometimes odd variety of products sold by some of these vendors. A forerunner of Walmart, I suppose.

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  12. lowle harrison

    lowle harrison Well-Known Member

    Managed to procure a 500 ct. hoard from a Salem OR.coin shop that took them in from a family liquidating their grandfathers collectibles.
    1 Fare - Bamford Bros. Motor Coach Munhall, Pennsylvania AC #PA 675 D, TC# 241261 CM200406-123310002(1).jpg CM200406-123721004(1).jpg
  13. lowle harrison

    lowle harrison Well-Known Member

    Chas. H. Vollmer Motor Bus Lines NY25C Amsterdam NY. Good for One Fare.obsolete 1928.With a value in my 2015 edition of $2 could work into something good. Most tokens in 2015 valued at .15c. CM200406-141732006(1)_resized - Copy.jpg CM200406-141800007(1)(1)_resized (1).jpg
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  14. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    Not a good photo but here is a magnificent piece from my collection.

    1967 CE Souvenir Dollar Nebraska Centennial, Saline County, Crete NE S1 Combined.jpg
    United States
    Saline County
    1967 CE
    Souvenir Dollar to commemorate the State Centennial​
  15. cbtengr

    cbtengr New Member

    Here's one I just recently found. Boy Scout token from 1910. notice the swastika.
    It was a good luck charm until the Germans proved otherwise.

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  16. Circus

    Circus Tokens Only !! TEC#4981

    Not a boy scout token as such it is a good luck advertising token from the maker of official boy scout shoes and boots.
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  17. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

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  18. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    This one does calls it the Boy Scout Emblem. TC# 388718.
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  19. tmoneyeagles

    tmoneyeagles Indian Buffalo Gatherer


    Purchased these recently for a few bucks. Can anybody tell me about their origin? 516 pages of a thread is a a tad too much to sift through for answers right now!
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  20. Circus

    Circus Tokens Only !! TEC#4981

    Second from the left is a bronze shell presidents token from the prize set the others are from assorted medal sets over the years. Some might be from the US mint sets. You can google the images for presidential medal token sets. Might be faster than going thru this assortment. Even in full sets they aren't worth much but you will find the prices on the assorted sale sights out of sight.
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  21. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Here are the two I have.
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