Slot machine token dug in my backyard

DCWDCW Posts: 3,712 ✭✭✭✭✭

Thought this was a penny until I got back inside and washed it off. A pretty cool token probably Great Depression era. Comes from a "trade simulator" called the "Liberty Bell." These machines would have sat on a counter in a store or bar and were like slot machines but paid out cigarettes, chewing gum, etc.

Pretty beat up, but it will get a mineral oil soak and we'll see what happens. Odd find, but my backyard has been yielding cool things since I started my excavations. (To the delight of my wife)

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  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 10,482 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Neat find !!! :)

    Timbuk3
  • rickoricko Posts: 66,574 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very interesting.... I have heard of those machines... and likely some were around when I was a toddler... Do not remember seeing any as I grew up though. Cheers, RickO

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 21,132 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Very interesting.... I have heard of those machines... and likely some were around when I was a toddler... Do not remember seeing any as I grew up though. Cheers, RickO

    You don't remember them because you didn't smoke at that early age.....

    bob ;)

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  • rickoricko Posts: 66,574 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG ... Very true... but my Dad smoked, and I often had to run down to the store and buy cigarettes..... at that time they sold to kids....Cheers, RickO

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