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erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

Found this James Buchanan token among some foreign Mexican coins. Any help would be appreciated!


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  • MetroDMetroD Posts: 1,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like it might be this.

    Found a couple on eBay for around $10.00.
    Example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/265604677308

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,421 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Similar but different. Look at the ear especially.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The OP token has considerable more wear, and the picture is blurred... So not sure they are different. Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Commerce swag from a purchase of some sort. IMO. Gas, cereal or similar. Peace Roy

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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry to say but it's a modern historical novelty token circa 1960-70's and worth about a buck if you can get it.

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was going to guess some kind of gas station giveaway (Shell?).

  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks guys! Wasnt expecting much out of it, but you never know. I guess the biggest mystery was why was it in with a group of Mexican coins!

  • MetroDMetroD Posts: 1,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    I was going to guess some kind of gas station giveaway (Shell?).

    Very close, but not a 'match'.

    Here is the 1968 Shell promotional item, from the Presidential Hall of Fame series, made by the Franklin Mint.

    @erwindoc said:
    Thanks guys! Wasnt expecting much out of it, but you never know. I guess the biggest mystery was why was it in with a group of Mexican coins!

    Numista lists this token. It seems to 'match' the previously posted info from the Smithsonian.

    Both references indicate a 26 mm diameter. What does your token measure?

    FWIW, I also found this. The diameter is different (i.e., 2 mm less). Notwithstanding, it appears to be a good visual 'match'. This one is made of brass and weighs 5.53 grams.

  • tokenprotokenpro Posts: 846 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Among other uses of this workhorse Osborne Coinage die (which has gone through various refinements over the years) check your old "Meet The Presidents" board game pieces. I learned a lot of incidental trivia from that game.

  • erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MetroD said:

    @JBK said:
    I was going to guess some kind of gas station giveaway (Shell?).

    Very close, but not a 'match'.

    Here is the 1968 Shell promotional item, from the Presidential Hall of Fame series, made by the Franklin Mint.

    @erwindoc said:
    Thanks guys! Wasnt expecting much out of it, but you never know. I guess the biggest mystery was why was it in with a group of Mexican coins!

    Numista lists this token. It seems to 'match' the previously posted info from the Smithsonian.

    Both references indicate a 26 mm diameter. What does your token measure?

    FWIW, I also found this. The diameter is different (i.e., 2 mm less). Notwithstanding, it appears to be a good visual 'match'. This one is made of brass and weighs 5.53 grams.

    Ill have to check the measurements when I get home.

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