Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Detecto92, Mar 21, 2012.
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A beautiful pristine token, Dennis, and certified too. Do you know what city it;s from?
Cleveland Ohio. Atwood-Coffee OH 175 AA if I'm not mistaken.
Brass, not plastic. Higher quality joint . . . .
Thanks, Z. Hey, what's with the Pepsi / Dept. of Corrections token. It has no cash value so what's it used for?
I remember back in the day (late 1960's / early 1970's) municipal laws required items that could be swapped for products or services to bear some "cash value". You might remember seeing coupons or green stamps stating "Cash Value 1/10th Cent" or something equivalent. Gaming tokens purchased in arcades for 25 cents also bear the No Cash Value statement.
I'm guessing that makes the token easier to revalue without restriking, or it may be some legacy legislative requirement.
That's also why you see the Deposit Value of 5 or 10 cents printed on soda cans. If they're sold in Iowa, Oregon, Minnesota or other states with deposit laws, they must bear the valuation.
I need to look into that a bit more.
Yeah, I remember the Green Stamps and a couple of others too. We used to save them and got some nice stuff over the years when we traded them in. Good memories, Z.
It's been enameled. Most are more artistic than that one. Perhaps it was someone's first attempt.
Enameled coins are frowned upon here in the US but have been regarded favorably across the UK. The vintage of that coin plays well with the period these were in fashion.
It's got a key. That's a "Get Out of Jail Free" token.
Flimby, Flimby Colliery Company
brass, struck on flan concave-shaped at 12 and 6 o'clock positions, locomotive, tender and coal wagons steaming l.
[c.1850] (MF.85; CF.7.40)
The shape is interesting as well. I also found the below picture. Apparently, this is all that remains of the Flimby Colliery. Flimby is located on the west coast of Great Britain.
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