Let's see your exonumia!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Detecto92, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. harley bissell

    harley bissell Well-Known Member

    Mavericks are tokens without a location. They rarely go for more that $2.50. Attributed mavericks are those without a location which have been identified and confirmed from a known location. They can go for larger amounts. Incuse / uniface tokens date to an earlier period. If you can find your token listed on Richard's token database with a location it may fetch more.
     
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  3. mammoth29

    mammoth29 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reply, and the lesson on Mavericks.

    I have been collecting long enough to be slightly knowledgeable regarding Mavericks, and while I agree with the general value of $2.50 for most, I also believe this to be a very early and very scarce token. This is why I asked for an opinion on value.

    Thanks again for the response!
     
  4. harley bissell

    harley bissell Well-Known Member

    That could be true IF you can identify the location or issuer. Initials tokens are very hard to identify from scratch unless you get them from the issuer or his heirs. Three initials are slightly less difficult if you know where the token was originally found. The only good option to look is Richard's token database which lists over 500,000 tokens - many of them with photos. My pricing rule of thumb on identified tokens is $2.50- per R. An R-10 identified token would usually bring about $25 and an R-1 usually brings $2.50. Some categories of tokens go higher than that. Unlisted tokens with towns on them will frequently bring more than $25 unless it is obvious that they were from a hoard that has been found. I would guess that there are less than 1000 serious state collectors and maybe 100 serious collectors who try to get the entire country. There are some specialists who collect things like lumber; real estate; coal; military; transportation; civil war tokens; hard times tokens. Almost all collectors keep their own state and maybe their home state too. good luck.
     
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  5. harley bissell

    harley bissell Well-Known Member

    FOLLOWUP - I decided to look at the seven pages of listings that come up on Richards token database when you search for "J. H. D." Lucky you it is listed as TC - 491250
    Unluckily it is listed as an Unknown location.
    The odds of you discovering where this token is from now are thus diminished. Sorry.
     
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  6. Circus

    Circus Tokens Only !! TEC#4981

    The days of the big dollar tokens are gone. Mostly the older collectors are passing on they were the ones that had memories or heard about locations from relatives if they did grow up and have a connection to the location or biz. I have picked up a lot of so called big dollar tokens in bargain bulk bag buys. Some have been listed in western mining auction catalogs and no action on the $200.00 or so and listed as did not sell. The younger collectors don't seem to pay much as collectors of the past.
    It has affected almost every type of collectible including the hot muscle car market is way down
     
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  8. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I posted this one in a thread on irradiated dimes but thought I would add it here as well. Polish_20200526_190849089.jpg
     
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    1929 11th National Convention American Legion GUEST Medal Louisville KY IMG_20200226_033830.jpg
     
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    Circus Tokens Only !! TEC#4981

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  15. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I now know what the reverse of these look like! I picked mine up at a swap meet. They must have come in boxes of cereal. Polish_20200531_080106420.jpg
     
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    Circus Tokens Only !! TEC#4981

    Yes they did
     
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    Circus Tokens Only !! TEC#4981

  18. anchorsaweigh

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    Columbian Exposition Award Medal with original aluminum case. The case is more rare than the medal. The card insert is even rarer!

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  19. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Scarce, 1849 Large Calfornia Token Made During The Gold Rush. Here's a Token that was just delivered today! It's a big ole' honker, same size as a Peace Dollar! :D The Steamboat on the top of the flag is really cool, I added a pic of The Yosemite Steamboat just for show! :smuggrin: I live near the Sacramento River so I love Tokens like this! :cigar: Just sharing amigos! :D
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  20. lowle harrison

    lowle harrison Well-Known Member

    I've pilfered through 100's of these over the years but a first grab out of a fat sack an XC {3rd from rarest being MV and MM} 25% off center. Has been patiently waiting since WWII to be found.... thumbnail_IMG_20200601_160732(1)_resized.jpg thumbnail_IMG_20200601_160751(1)_resized.jpg
     
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  21. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    Bamboo Viper, Phan Rang Vietnam, 25c, toned brass, 24mm, 5.4 grams, C/A, Cunningham VN3470C,

    The Bamboo Viper is attributed to the 35th Command Support Group at Phan Rang Air Base. I believe that would be the support personnel of the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing. The 35th TFW arrived in Phan Rang in Oct. 1966 with F4's and F102 Delta Daggers.

    Other aircraft on the base were, as usual, F100 Super Sabres ( those aircraft sure pulled a lot of wagons in that war) B57s and the Fairchild C123 Provider, nicknamed "Thunder Pig."

    I'm very proud of this token. I always wanted it just for the club name and town which also sounds cool.

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    What do you think @Jwt708
     

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