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erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 28, 2022 8:09AM in U.S. Coin Forum

This walked into the office today. Had a good laugh and decided I needed to share it!


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    WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,037 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 27, 2022 6:13AM

    All "brothel tokens" are fantasy tokens manufactured for tourists.

    They frequently have late 1800's "Old West" themes and town names and show prices from that period.

    Here's the same one:

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    Jackson California Kitty's Kat House Brothel Token
    Brass, 37 mm, 11.23 gm
    Obverse: KITTY'S KAT HOUSE / JACKSON, CALIF. / HOME FOR TIGERS
    Reverse: ALL NIGHT / $3 / CHECK

    And another one:

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    Tombstone Arizona Gem Saloon Brothel Token
    Brass, 39 mm, 12.52 gm
    Obverse: GEM SALOON / TOMBSTONE, ARIZ. TERR. / A PRIZE FOR THE BIGGEST
    Reverse: GOOD FOR ALL NIGHT

    :)

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WillieBoyd2 said:
    All "brothel tokens" are fantasy tokens manufactured for tourists.

    are you saying that there are no such thing as legit brothel tokens, in any shape or form? exonumia isn't really my thing. i have bought/sold a lot of various types of tokens but i know i am not that familiar with the seemingly incalculable amount of different ones out there.

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    cladkingcladking Posts: 28,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LanceNewmanOCC said:

    @WillieBoyd2 said:
    All "brothel tokens" are fantasy tokens manufactured for tourists.

    are you saying that there are no such thing as legit brothel tokens, in any shape or form? exonumia isn't really my thing. i have bought/sold a lot of various types of tokens but i know i am not that familiar with the seemingly incalculable amount of different ones out there.

    There are a few of them but most are hat checks, key tags, and the like. There are lots of fantasy pieces.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have seen many of these at coin shows years ago.... I do not know if any were authentic, though some table dealers said they were. Not sure brothels were giving it away.... Cheers, RickO

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    jonathanbjonathanb Posts: 3,421 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The few legitimate varieties are obviously legitimate. Mostly they are very subtle in their subject matter. Some don't mention a subject at all, only a proprietor's name and location, and you have to "just know". I can think of several examples from Europe, mainly France. I can't think of an American example offhand but there probably is one.

    The big flat brass examples in this thread are unquestionably modern fantasies. You can find dozens on eBay.

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LanceNewmanOCC said:

    @WillieBoyd2 said:
    All "brothel tokens" are fantasy tokens manufactured for tourists.

    are you saying that there are no such thing as legit brothel tokens, in any shape or form? exonumia isn't really my thing. i have bought/sold a lot of various types of tokens but i know i am not that familiar with the seemingly incalculable amount of different ones out there.

    Yep, all fantasy pieces. I'm in Nevada where brothels are legal still today. Never had such tokens.
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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:
    Yep, all fantasy pieces. I'm in Nevada where brothels are legal still today. Never had such tokens.
    bob :)

    as a numismatist and a resident, you really ought to work on that. carr isn't THAT far away from ya. :D

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    cladkingcladking Posts: 28,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jonathanb said:

    The big flat brass examples in this thread are unquestionably modern fantasies. You can find dozens on eBay.

    IMS most of these were apparently made by LA Stamp and Coin and date to the '60's and '70's.

    I sold a large collection of these and similar items as fantasies. They are very popular and many probably used to trade hands as being legitimate. There were about 50 in the set.

    Tempus fugit.
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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,408 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A very interesting side light to collecting.

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    HashTagHashTag Posts: 374 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 27, 2022 11:44AM

    I posted a token and menu from a Puhrump, Nevada brothel a few years ago and was asked by two to remove it; and TOLD by the mods to delete it. I guess someone with deep pockets started collecting them and coming soon an announcement that these “tokens” / chunks of metal will be accepted for encapsulation.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Back in the 70's, there was a great steakhouse that used to be a brothel in Fedders Hot Springs N. Calif. I think it was called Wandas. She was a large well endowed woman who received diners from her boudoir just off the front door. The food was excellent and she was a character. Peace Roy

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,295 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LanceNewmanOCC said:

    @WillieBoyd2 said:
    All "brothel tokens" are fantasy tokens manufactured for tourists.

    are you saying that there are no such thing as legit brothel tokens, in any shape or form? exonumia isn't really my thing. i have bought/sold a lot of various types of tokens but i know i am not that familiar with the seemingly incalculable amount of different ones out there.

    I guarantee any Silver token would have worked.
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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,938 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those fantasy tokens have been around for a long time.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,505 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @silverpop said:
    B) token

    Way

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