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Found some type of token in my backyard.

MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,897 ✭✭✭✭✭

I found an old token in my backyard this week. It's about the size of a Half-Dollar and made of a bronze alloy, has an ornamental design around the rim on both sides, has large numbers "294" on one side and is uniface to probably allow for engraving. I suspect it's from the 1930's give or take, any idea what it may have been?? Thanks for any help.

Maywood

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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How about pictures??

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,538 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sounds like a dog tag? Worker tag for mining? Love to see pics.
    bob

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com
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    tincuptincup Posts: 4,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hard to say without photos. Are the numbers 'stamped' in as with a punch? If so, could be a hat, coat, or tool check token for some business.

    ----- kj
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    MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,897 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pictures aren't coming and really wouldn't help, the description is what it is. I'll add that the meager design elements are struck, not engraved or punched. My first thought was a dog tag, but absent a hole for suspension I dismissed that.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not even a cell phone pic, huh? Maybe it's an electricians slug.
    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
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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could be a cattle tag maybe?

    Collector, occasional seller

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    MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,897 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said: Not even a cell phone pic, huh? Maybe it's an electricians slug.

    I've never had a cell phone and don't own a camera, I would hope that wouldn't be held against me. Thanks to everyone for their help.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not holding anything against you, just not likely to be able to help without photos or a defining/diagnostic feature.
    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
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    U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,608 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tincup said:
    Hard to say without photos. Are the numbers 'stamped' in as with a punch? If so, could be a hat, coat, or tool check token for some business.

    Coat check was my first guess based on the description. Your other options seem plausible too.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Perhaps make a pencil lead tracing on paper, just a thought.
    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
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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Maywood said:
    Pictures aren't coming and really wouldn't help, the description is what it is.

    Well then informational help will also be what it is. Withoutout pictures it's all just WAG's

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 14, 2022 5:31PM

    @Maywood said:
    @jesbroken said: Not even a cell phone pic, huh? Maybe it's an electricians slug.

    I've never had a cell phone and don't own a camera, I would hope that wouldn't be held against me. Thanks to everyone for their help.

    Nothing is being held against. You are describing a coin that could possibly just be environmental damage that would look like millions of other coins. Pics are a necessity to see what you are describing! In this day and age, hard to realize someone that doesn't have a cell phone or a friend or relative that does.

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    MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,855 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe even a hotel room key tag.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Maywood
    What you do not seem to realize is that we would love to help you, it's what we love the most, but without a photo I feel it is wasted effort.
    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
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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Come on guys, it's not the OP's fault.... He ran out of film. 😂 🤣

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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