Long Beach Lines Token

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Rollhunter1994, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Has anyone ever seen one of these before? I know it's probably worthless, but I'd like to know more about it. Are these still being used today? When did they make these?

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  3. DCH

    DCH Member

    Long Beach, CA. Issued 1948, White Metal, 12 varieties known but not described/pictured. Catalog .25 in 1996.
  4. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    It's CA 445C.

    It's common but not distressingly common. You won't get this one when you order 20 different in the classified ads. It will rarely be included in 100 different.

    Mintage is reported as in two groups of 100,000 and 400,000. Most of these were apparently lost or destroyed.
  5. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    I'd love to trade for that....I'm from Long Beach originally. PM me if interested.
  6. If you are still interested in the long beach bus token, please e-mail . I'm using my phone right now. Kk, address is [e-mail address removed, spam protection - use PM/Conversation instead]. Thank You!!
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  7. M. Kemp

    M. Kemp New Member

    Where did you get the information on the date issued?
  8. Faith McLaughlin

    Faith McLaughlin New Member

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  9. cwtokenman

    cwtokenman Coin Hoarder

    Rollhunter, Your exact token id is CA 445-Ci. The information cladking provided is from The Atwood-Coffee Catalogue of United States and Canadian Transportation Tokens. There are 3 volumes at various edition levels. The first volume describes metal, size, and description that allows one to determine the identification number, the number of varieties, the year issued and the value at time of printing. Volume 2 is a history and encyclopedia of the tokens. Pacific Electric has the first bus lines in Long Beach. Lang Transportation took them over on 1/9/40. Long Beach Lines bought Lang in 6/46. For your design of token, 400,000 were struck 9/47 and 100,000 were struck 10/59. Long Beach Lines was taken over by Long Beach Public Transportation Co. on 9/1/63, so I imagine that date or shortly after was the end of their use. Volume 3 enables one to determine identity of the varieties. My set of the 3 volumes have 2565 pages.
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  10. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    Pretty cool transportation token!! I love them. Thanks for sharing!
  11. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    cw, great, comprehensive reply with excellent info. But just so you know, you probably will not get a response from Rollhunter, since he posted this thread on July 22, 2009, & hasn't been seen here since Dec. 17, 2011. But the rest of us appreciate your info! I love red meat! :happy::singing:;)
  12. CoinTalkJim

    CoinTalkJim Active Member

    Transit fans love these tokens. Here’s a Long Beach tram.

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