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South Park 5 coin? Anyone know what this is?

MaineJimMaineJim Posts: 740 ✭✭✭✭✭

Picked this thing up off the ground at my town dump. It was in the area where someone had tossed a bunch of old furniture and tools and the dump boys had brought the loader in and crushed the stuff and hauled it away. Anyways, I was there and after they left I saw that this thing had likely been in one of the tool boxes or bureaus that they had smashed up and was left behind. It is the same size as a silver dollar. Google images gave nothing in the search. Anyone know what it might be? I'm thinking casino token but probably not.

Jim

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  • silverbulsilverbul Posts: 139 ✭✭✭

    do local research, trolley, train token? jmo

  • MaineJimMaineJim Posts: 740 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could be though it would have to be at least 80 years old as that was the last time trains or trolleys in this area operated so probably not a local token.

    Jim

  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is it the same on the other side?

  • MaineJimMaineJim Posts: 740 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tokenpro said:
    It is not transportation. Ore Vacketta in his catalog of Illinois trade tokens locates the token in Chicago (Chi-S102) and notes that it was used as a $5 gaming token (South Park is the name of the merchant). Now tokencatalog shows a 38mm aluminum piece similar to yours but with a merchant label across the denomination rather than a rim riding legend such as yours. They attribute that tc token as Chi-S102 but Vacketta is generic in his description so Vacketta could have just as easily been describing your token in his S102 listing. His attribution to Chicago is probably correct as the label across denomination die style is all Chicago.

    Because of the similarity in size and fabric it is very possible that both tokens are from the same merchant and are just from two different orders and would have been listed as two different catalog #s if Vacketta had seen both. The 2nd edition of the Vacketta catalog is almost 40 years old - it was a good start but very incomplete even when it was first printed. Rumblings are out there that a new Illinois catalog may be in the works. A large Illinois collection was recently broken up and another large IL collection is waiting in the wings. The late Rich Hartzog ended up with Vacketta's reference collection and offered a smattering of it in his final mail bid sale quite a few years ago. On a personal note, I purchased and dispersed Vacketta's excellent transportation token collection when it came on the market back in the last century.

    Great reply tokenpro - thanks. As to Onastone question, yes same on both sides and both sides look about the same condition wise. I found one on worthpoint -

    • they list it as New Jersey which I'm assuming in error.

    Jim

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It appears perhaps NJ may be correct. Here is some info plus a catalogue number.
    Jim

    Seaside Heights, NJ Arcade Token: Lucky Leo's

    Aluminum, round, 26mm.

    Token Catalog Number TC-541194

    Originally from the collection of Benjamin Fauver.


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  • tokenprotokenpro Posts: 846 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    It appears perhaps NJ may be correct. Here is some info plus a catalogue number.
    Jim

    Seaside Heights, NJ Arcade Token: Lucky Leo's

    Aluminum, round, 26mm.

    Token Catalog Number TC-541194

    Originally from the collection of Benjamin Fauver.

    Very doubtful - wrong size, wrong wording, wrong denomination, wrong era - the label over denomination die style is circa 1910-1930 while the Lucky Leo's token is circa 1970's or most likely later.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm sorry, my search came up with this token and it is as you say, all wrong. My bad.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
  • thefinnthefinn Posts: 2,653 ✭✭✭✭✭

    South Park - it’s not just in Colorado.

    thefinn
  • tokenprotokenpro Posts: 846 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    I'm sorry, my search came up with this token and it is as you say, all wrong. My bad.
    Jim

    No problem, just not the same merchant - see TC- 82243 for the similar token that I mentioned above.

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