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commacomma Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭

Starting to get into US tokens (pre 1900). I was wondering if there is a good online resource with good photos just to see what is out there and what I might want to collect.

Thanks! And sorry if this is the wrong forum. Couldn't find one specifically for tokens.

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In the Resources thread pinned at the top of the US forum there are two online links listed for Tokens in the first post of the thread. I do not know what content that they contain.

    This is the resources thread link
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1006619/resources-books-links-to-read-on-numismatic-series-errors-and-varieties

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The best source of information on-line in my opinion, at least for value, if Stacks as they tend to sell more tokens than Heritage, though I always check Heritage as well. Of course, this presumes that you know what you have.

    Tom

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One of the best resources is this forum. Lots of token folks and some very knowledgeable 😁

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    commacomma Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭

    Thanks!
    Is there a thread here (can't seem to find one) or another easy resource that just shows photos of tokens? I plan on getting one of the printed catalogs but there are so many cool photos, would love to find a place to see some and get an idea for what is out there.

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    GoldenEggGoldenEgg Posts: 1,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 22, 2022 6:55AM

    Stacks and Heritage sales archives are good. Also look through eBay or tokencatalog.com (though I find the site somewhat hard to navigate and difficult to just “browse.”

    There are also some great token/exonumia folks on this forum:

    @tokenpro
    @Zoins
    @DCW
    Among several others!

    Since there are many categories and sub-categories of tokens, I recommend choosing something of personal interest. Whether it be related to where you live or your birthplace (state, town, county), a special historical interest of yours (civil war, hard times), or a specific design element (trains, mining scenes). My guess is that no matter what personal interest you may have, there are tokens out there related to it!

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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 22, 2022 11:09AM

    Online resource?
    www.tokencatalog.com

    And welcome aboard! (We need more of you)

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

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    Stingray63Stingray63 Posts: 299 ✭✭✭

    Thanks @DCW for that link!
    I came across some old tokens this year and haven't looked into them yet.

    Pocket Change Inspector

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    spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,471 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @comma said:
    Starting to get into US tokens (pre 1900). I was wondering if there is a good online resource with good photos just to see what is out there and what I might want to collect.

    Thanks! And sorry if this is the wrong forum. Couldn't find one specifically for tokens.

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    comma
    Be careful, tokens are really a wonderful direction. I started a little while back and now can’t stop 😁
    Haven’t bought a coin in over a month but couldn’t resist this token 😉
    Enjoy, it’s really an awesome part of the hobby.


    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    1960NYGiants1960NYGiants Posts: 3,454 ✭✭✭✭
    Gene

    Life member #369 of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association
    Member of Canadian Association of Token Collectors

    Collector of:
    Canadian coins and pre-confederation tokens
    Darkside proof/mint sets dated 1960
    My Ebay
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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @comma said:
    Thanks!
    Is there a thread here (can't seem to find one) or another easy resource that just shows photos of tokens? I plan on getting one of the printed catalogs but there are so many cool photos, would love to find a place to see some and get an idea for what is out there.

    The world of token collecting is pretty vast, and you will not find a place for everything. There are a few threads below where we post regular exonumia:

    Civil War Tokens:
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1040366/the-civil-war-token-mega-thread#latest
    Military tokens:
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/978930/military-tokens-thread#latest
    Saturday morning with coins (usually has medals and tokens)
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1069986/saturday-morning-coffee-with-coins#latest

    My advice, find some area that interests you and focus on that. Maybe it is patriotics. "Good For" tokens in bars and saloons. Sutler tokens during the Civil War. Maybe you just want to collect pieces with pictorials. Or from one medalist. There are no rules in exonumia, but if you are focused, your collection will be more enjoyable and valuable.

    Good luck, and reach out anytime you want to talk tokens

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

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    tokenprotokenpro Posts: 846 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pre-1866 tokens are cataloged and collected more by type and era: Civil War, Merchant Store Cards (Miller tokens), Hard TImes, Early American. Post Civil War tokens are cataloged and collected more by type and state. Rulau's 1866-1889 and Gay Nineties catalog sections are rudimentary overviews of the last half of the 19th Century with widely varying coverage mainly due to the information gathering process. There are not many web sites that cover the back half of the century in the same way that the earlier classic series are covered.

    Tokencatalog can provide some interesting results once you become deft at using the search functions but shares many of the limitations found with any crowd sourced site.

    Here is one outstanding topical site that covers the Lovett family of die sinkers who produced many types of tokens covering a good swath of the middle part of the century: lovetttokensmedals.blogspot.com/2016/12/welcome-to-lovett-tokens-and-medalscom.html

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    commacomma Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭

    Thanks so much everybody! Some really great resources here. Trying to narrow down my token interests but there are already quite a few! Excited to start collecting and learn more

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme said:
    In the Resources thread pinned at the top of the US forum there are two online links listed for Tokens in the first post of the thread. I do not know what content that they contain.

    This is the resources thread link
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1006619/resources-books-links-to-read-on-numismatic-series-errors-and-varieties

    you know, a set of about idk, 8-10 archive links to the top numismatic coin auction sites isn't a bad idea for the resources thread, unless you think it gets too far away from the literature angle?

    <--- look what's behind the mask! - cool link 1/NO ~ 2/NNP ~ 3/NNC ~ 4/CF ~ 5/PG ~ 6/Cert ~ 7/NGC 7a/NGC pop~ 8/NGCF ~ 9/HA archives ~ 10/PM ~ 11/NM ~ 12/ANACS cert ~ 13/ANACS pop - report fakes 1/ACEF ~ report fakes/thefts 1/NCIS - Numi-Classes SS ~ Bass ~ Transcribed Docs NNP - clashed coins - error training - V V mm styles -

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LanceNewmanOCC said:

    @lilolme said:
    In the Resources thread pinned at the top of the US forum there are two online links listed for Tokens in the first post of the thread. I do not know what content that they contain.

    This is the resources thread link
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1006619/resources-books-links-to-read-on-numismatic-series-errors-and-varieties

    you know, a set of about idk, 8-10 archive links to the top numismatic coin auction sites isn't a bad idea for the resources thread, unless you think it gets too far away from the literature angle?

    I don't know either what should all be in there. Maybe a the bottom if wanting to keep the other stuff more primary.

    I did clean up the Resources after your last clean up and added a few things but could not get it to post. I keep getting the dreaded comment will post after approval. I sent it to Aspie via PM and he acknowledged it but has not been posted. I can send it PM but not posting and tried on Test forum.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme said:
    I did clean up the Resources after your last clean up and added a few things but could not get it to post. I keep getting the dreaded comment will post after approval. I sent it to Aspie via PM and he acknowledged it but has not been posted. I can send it PM but not posting and tried on Test forum.

    .

    ya, there is a series of characters, if typed in sequence (probably more than one set) will trigger the warning. could and probably is letters and symbols.

    front page used to be a pretty good program to detect such things as it would color code certain characters/html tags. all letters were one color, brackets another etc, so if any typos, duplicates, missing etc would stand out.

    here is one example of what it looks like but the one i am referring to (i forgot how to use that function) will use MANY more and brighter colors so the contrast between accurate and inaccurate would be much more stark.

    <--- look what's behind the mask! - cool link 1/NO ~ 2/NNP ~ 3/NNC ~ 4/CF ~ 5/PG ~ 6/Cert ~ 7/NGC 7a/NGC pop~ 8/NGCF ~ 9/HA archives ~ 10/PM ~ 11/NM ~ 12/ANACS cert ~ 13/ANACS pop - report fakes 1/ACEF ~ report fakes/thefts 1/NCIS - Numi-Classes SS ~ Bass ~ Transcribed Docs NNP - clashed coins - error training - V V mm styles -

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