Let's see your exonumia!

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

  1. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

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  3. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    A beautiful pristine token, Dennis, and certified too. Do you know what city it;s from?

  4. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Cleveland Ohio. Atwood-Coffee OH 175 AA if I'm not mistaken.

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  5. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

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  6. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    Thanks, Z. Hey, what's with the Pepsi / Dept. of Corrections token. It has no cash value so what's it used for?

  7. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    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.

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  8. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

  9. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    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.

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  10. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

  11. alurid

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  12. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Here is an odd piece I acquired last week. The reverse of this coin is covered with a glass-like material, opaque cobalt blue and white, and a seemingly translucent green. Painted with a gold design. The obverse on this coin seems to be in uncirculated condition with a dark brown patina.
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  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    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.

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  14. BasSWarwick

    BasSWarwick Well-Known Member

    Fremantle Prison Australia
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  15. BasSWarwick

    BasSWarwick Well-Known Member

    Readers Digest 23mm brass token ND. Both sides the same
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  16. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

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  17. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I may have posted this many years ago Bullwinkle  Old London Token #1 A-horz.jpg
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  18. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    ESSO down under. Puts a tiger in your tank.
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  19. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

  20. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Seems like I have one of those Bar Cents also. Bar 1-horz.jpg
  21. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    I just picked this up from one of my favorite "coin show" dealers. Mostly purchased it because of the train but it looks like it is relatively scarce. My quick on line search only found 1 other, sold by Baldwin's.


    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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