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TOKENS, MEDALS, AND OTHER NEAT STUFF

NEWOFFICIAL VATICAN CANONIZATION MEDAL

Official 2014 Vatican canonization medal for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul IIThe Vatican issued an official medal to commemorate the recent canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II by Pope Francis.  The high relief 35mm medal features the conjoined busts of John Paul II and John XXIII on the obverse, and the arms of Pope Francis on the reverse. The medal was minted in both bronze and silver and come in a display box with a certificate of authenticity.  Only 30,000 bronze medals and 7,000 silver medals were issued.  Given the reputation of the two Popes, I expect these will be popular. 
Item VA-AEMEDAL VATICAN BRONZE CANONIZATION MEDAL, 2014 $55.00
Item VA-ARMEDAL VATICAN SILVER CANONIZATION MEDAL, 2014 out


NEWORIGINAL APOLLO 11 LUNAR LANDING MEDAL

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing meda showing astronauts and space shipsl2014 marked the 25th anniversary of Man's steps on the moon.   In 1969 the Lombard Mint produced these attractive high relief 39mm medals to honor the lunar landing.  We recently discovered a small supply of these historic medals that we put away back then - and forgot about.  One side pictures the three astronauts,  Edwin Aldrin, Jr., Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins.  The reverse depicts the Command Module and the Lunar Module over the surface of the moon.  It is an attractive medal honoring a famous event at a reasonable price.
Item APOLLO APOLLO 11 FIRST MAN ON THE MOON MEDAL, BU $5.00


THE PARAGUAYAN COIN THAT WAS NOT TO BE Restocked

Paraguay, 1964 Charles De Gaulle visit bronze medalIn 1964 French President Charles De Gaulle planned a visit to Paraguay.  He was the first head-of-state from outside Latin America ever to visit the country, so Paraguay wanted to honor the event with what was supposed to be their first ever commemorative coin.  After the preliminary designs were done, French diplomats objected, because De Gaulle did not want to have his portrait on any legal tender coin. The planned coin was hastily converted into a medal instead. The large 45.4mm piece features the Paraguayan arms, depicting a lion guarding a liberty cap, on the obverse.  The reverse pictures French President Charles De Gaulle and Paraguay President Alfredo Stroessner.  The bronze medal has an oxidized (antiqued) finish. It was struck in a Switzerland with a very limited mintage. It is a scarce and interesting items that are rarely ever offered for sale.
Item PY-MEDAL PARAGUAY CHARLES DE GAULLE VISIT BRONZE MEDAL, 1964 $5.50



NEW1838 ANTI-SLAVERY TOKEN RESTRIKE

1838 ANTI-SLAVERY TOKEN RESTRIKEThis modern token combines the designs of two of the most famous anti-slavery tokens ever produced.  The original design was done in 1787 by William Hackwood under commission by Josiah Wedgewood.   It featured a pleading slave in chains with the legend “AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER”.  The Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade issued a token utilizing the design in 1787  A similar design, featuring a woman and the legend “AM I NOT A WOMAN AND A SISTER” soon followed.  Josiah Wedgewood issued ceramic medallions and other items utilizing both designs.  Others made a variety of merchandise utilizing the designs as well.  In 1838 the American Anti-Slavery Society struck a Hard Times token utilizing the “AM I NOT A WOMAN…” design.  It was struck by John Gibbs of Belleville New Jersey who had struck the famous 1833 Liberia cent.  The token often circulated as a cent.   The Society also commissioned a pattern utilizing the “AM I NOT A MAN…”  design, however the issue was stopped by the director of the United States Mint. This modern copper-plated zinc 27mm token combines the obverses of both of the 1838 Hard Times Tokens, utilizing the issued female and unissued male token designs.  The initial issue of 1000 pieces was struck during Black History Month, February 2010.
Item SLAVE 1838 ANTI-SLAVERY TOKEN RESTRIKE, UNC. 5.00


NewBERMANIA TICKLE TOKEN

Bermania Tickle TokenBermania is a fantasy kingdom created by coin dealer Allen G. Berman. Its latest numismatic item is the Tickle Token.  It is modeled after the medieval English Touch Pieces. In the 17th Century English Kings would bless sufferers of scrofula by touching them with coins.  The touch coins were modeled after the gold Angel: one side featured the Archangel Michael and a ship was on the other.  Each piece was personally bestowed by the monarch.  Word of this got around to Bermania, where it was believed that a tickle by the king would cure glumness.  These tokens were sold those seeking admission to the Royal Tickle Ceremony of King Placebus I of Bermania.  One side pictures an angel tickling a dragon with a giant feather. The other depicts the Bermanian Pirate ship Soggy Bear.  The 27mm copper token is Brilliant Uncirculated.  Even if you don’t get tickled, it is good for a laugh.
Item BERM-TICKLE BERMANIA TICKLE TOKEN, 2014, BU $7.50

NEW1939 GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD MEDAL

1939 Golden Gate International Expo Union Pacific Railroad MedalThe 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition was a World's Fair held on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.   One side of this 32mm  aluminum medal features the official seal of the Exposition, which incorporates the newly constructed San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge and the 400 foot "Tower of the Sun".   The other side of the medal features both a steam and diesel-electric locomotive engine and the logo of the Union Pacific Railroad.   The legend around the rim reads "ROAD OF THE STREAMLINERS  AND THE CHALLENGERS"  "UNION PACIFIC" .   Below the Union Pacific Shield is the legend "ALUMINUM IN THESE / FAMOUS TRAINS / FURNISHED BY / ALUMINUM COMPANY OF AMERICA".    The Streamliner was a streamlined light-weight diesel-electric passenger locomotive that was introduced in 1934.  The Challenger was  a huge articulated 4-6-6-4 steam locomotive that was introduced in 1936.  It was nearly 122 feet (37 meters) long and weighed more than a million pounds (450,000 kg.).  This medal has long been popular with train buffs, world's fair collectors. as well as numismatists. It is in Uncirculated condition.  I have seen this offered elsewhere for as much as $45 each.  Our price is MUCH less for this popular and attractive medal.
Item EXPO39 1939 GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPO UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD MEDAL UNC. $4.00
Item EXPO39x10 10 of the above 1939 UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD MEDALS UNC. $25.00


HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA "HOLLY TROLLEY" TOKEN

Holly Trolley, Hollywood, California bus tokenThe Holly Trolley was a bus line that operated only from 8PM to 4AM in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles.   It carried bar hoppers, partiers, movie stars and tourists on a fixed route through Hollywood.  Stops were conveniently located near popular bars and restaurants.  The fare was $1, however many bars would give these ride tokens to patrons. The service started in January 2006 and was operated by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. It was designed to keep drunks off the road and help avoid parking congestion.  The bus was discontinued after only 18 months.   The obverse 34mm aluminum tokens pictures the Holly Trolley bus with the legend " HOLLY TROLLEY HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA".  The reverse features the logo of the Nederlander Organization, which operates live theatres throughout the United States, including Los Angeles and on Broadway.  I expect this to be a popular token as Hollywood and transportation tokens are both popular with collectors.
Item HOLLY-1 HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA HOLLY TROLLEY TOKEN, BU $3.00
Item HOLLY-25 ORIGINAL ROLL OF 25 HOLLYWOOD HOLLY TROLLEY TOKENS, BU $29.75



A 10 CENT DRINK FROM FRAZER'S TAVERN 

Good for 10 Cents in Trade at Frazer's Tavern, Evansville, IND.This 23mm aluminum “Good for 10 Cents in Trade” token was issued by Frazer’s Tavern, 201 West Illinois St. in Evansville, Indiana. The business operated from 1939 to 1977.  Though Frazier’s Tavern is long gone, a bar still occupies the same, old, brick building. The token was probably issued between the 1940’s and the early 1960’s, when a drink could be purchased for 10 cents.
Item FRAZER FRAZER’S TAVERN, EVANSVILLE, IND. GOOD FOR 10 CENTS, AU-UNC. $5.00



ELONGATED TOKENS CELEBRATE OUR 40th ANNIVERSARY IN THE COIN BUSINESS

Good For $1.40 and Good for $4.00 in trade rolled tokens
2010 marked our 40th anniversary of selling coins by mail (Internet did not exist way back then). To celebrate the event we created two elongated (rolled) coins utilizing some of the tokens we had struck for our 25th anniversary in the coin business. One rolled token is good for $4.00 in trade and was created from our good for $2.50 in trade token. The other is a Good for $1.40 in trade, rolled from our good for 50c in trade token. Both tokens feature our cash coin logo, and our address and "40TH ANNIVERSARY 1970-2010". The tokens were created by Oded Paz, utilizing a special process that kept much of the relief of the underlying design on the reverse, so our cash coin logo and old Merced mailing address is plainly visible on the reverse. Approximately 200 of each type were minted. We offer the tokens at their face value. They may be redeemed at any time for merchandise from our website, catalogs or at our table at coin shows that we attend.
Item JA-ROLL SET OF JOEL ANDERSON ROLLED COINS, GOOD FOR $1.40 AND GOOD FOR $4.00 IN TRADE TOKEN $5.40


OUR OWN $3 BI-METALLIC TOKEN

Joel Anderson $3 Bimetallic store cardWe recently released our own bi-metallic token that is Good For $3.00 in Trade.The 28mm token has a nickel-plated outer ring with a 18mm brass center plug. It has a partially reeded edge. The obverse features a frosted facsimile of a Chinese K’ai Yuan cash coin on the plug. The Kai Yuan coin was issued by the Tang Dynasty in China from 618 to 907AD and serves as our logo. Around the ring is our name, web address and postal address. The reverse has the legend “GOOD FOR THREE DOLLARS IN TRADE” on the ring and the denomination on the plug. The tokens were struck by Moffatt & Co. Inc. of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The mintage is 1000 pieces. The tokens may be purchased at face value for use as gift certificates, requested in place of a refund or added to your collection. We also expect to use them in some promotions. They may be redeemed at any time for merchandise from our website, catalogs or at our table at coin shows that we attend.
Item JA300 JOEL ANDERSON GOOD FOR $3.00 IN TRADE TOKEN $3.00


OUR OWN MONEY

Joel Anderson 50 cent & $2.50 tokens To celebrate our 25th anniversary in the coin business, in 1995 we struck two tokens, a brass "Good For $2.50 in Trade" and a bronze-plated zinc "Good for 50c in Trade". Each had a mintage of 3000 pieces. We used these as gift certificates, for small refunds and in promotions for our mail catalogs. Because these show our old Merced address we no longer issue them, however you may still purchase or redeem them at face value.
Item JA50 JOEL ANDERSON GOOD FOR 50c IN TRADE TOKEN $0.50
Item JA250 JOEL ANDERSON GOOD FOR $2.50 IN TRADE TOKEN $2.50


WE CELEBRATE OUR 25th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Joel & Lila Anderson's 25th Wedding Anniversary We issued commemorative medals to celebrate our 25th Wedding anniversary in July. One side shows a pair of wedding bells, while the other bears the legend "JOEL & LILA ANDERSON 25th ANNIVERSARY 2004 / THE BEARER OF THIS TOKEN RECEIVES MUCH HAPPINESS". The 27mm tokens were struck by The Patrick Mint in both silver plated zinc and copper plated zinc. Only 500 of each were struck.
Item WED-AEWEDDING ANNIVERSARY MEDAL, COPPER-PLATED, UNC $2.00
Item WED-ARWEDDING ANNIVERSARY MEDAL, SILVER PLATED, UNC $3.00
Item WED-BOTH BOTH OF THE ABOVE MEDALS, UNC. $4.50


GOLD DOUBLOON FROM OCEANO, CALIFORNIA

Oceano California Vacation Rental Gold DoubloonOne side of this brass-plated zinc token has the obverse of the famed 1787 Brasher gold Doubloon, the first gold coin struck in the United States. The other side advertises the "Birds of a Feather Vacation Home, Just 32 Steps from the Beach in Oceano, CA". The token pictures two birds and provides the web address for the property: www.OceanoVacationHome.com and a phone number for booking information. The vacation home is available by the night or by the week. Two Thousand of the 27mm tokens were struck by The Patrick Mint. The token is a lot cheaper than the original Brasher Doubloons, which go for well over $1 Million, and it is one of the few tokens ever to come from the small beach community of Oceano, California.
Item TKN-BIRD OCEANO, CALIFORNIA VACATION RENTAL DOUBLOON, UNC. $3.00


NEW"CALIFORNIA GOLD" TOKEN FROM OCEANO, CALIFORNIA

"California Gold" token for Birds of a Feather Vacation Home in Oceano, CaliforniaOne side of this brass-plated zinc token features the obverse of the famed California Gold Rush "Cowboy" 10 Dollar gold piece struck by Baldwin and Company in San Francisco in 1850. The other side advertises the "Birds of a Feather Vacation Home, Just 32 Steps from the Beach in Oceano, CA". The token pictures two birds and provides the web address for the property: www.OceanoVacationHome.com and a phone number for booking information. The token can be redeemed for $10 towards a booking at the beach house (limit one per booking).  The vacation home is available by the night or by the week. One Thousand of the 27mm tokens were struck by The Patrick Mint.  It is one of the few tokens from the small beach community of Oceano, California.  

Item TKN-BIRD2 OCEANO, CALIFORNIA VACATION RENTAL $10 CALIFORNIA "GOLD" COIN, UNC. $3.00

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"PIECE-OF-EIGHT" FROM PISMO BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Pismo Beach California Vacation Rental Store CardOne side of the silver-plated store-card token features the design of a 1743 Pillars Piece-of-Eight.  The 27mm token  is about the size of a 2 Reales rather than an 8 Reales.   The other advertises the "SHELL-EBRATION BEACH HOUSE, PISMO STATE BEACH", along with its web address: Shell-ebration.com, telephone number and major features of the Beach House.  The vacation home is available by the night or by the week. One Thousand of the tokens were struck by The Patrick Mint.  It is an interesting token from this popular California beach community. 
Item TKN-SHELL PISMO BEACH, CALIFORNIA VACATION RENTAL TOKEN, UNC. $3.00

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SAN FRANCISCO MINT SURVIVES THE EARTHQUAKE MEDAL

San Francisco Mint survives 1906 Earthquake on California State Numismatic Association medal The old San Francisco Mint, standing in the ruins of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, is featured on these medals issued by the California State Numismatic Association (CSNA) for their 118th convention in January 2006. The medal, designed by Joel Anderson and Michael S. Turrini, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake. Though all surrounding buildings were destroyed, the mint survived the calamity and quickly reopened to provide financial liquidity to rebuild the city. The reverse features the CSNA logo that features a California map, flag and a sailing ship. The mintage was highly limited. Only 100 one ounce numbered silver Proof medals, 156 golden bronze medals, and 175 Antiqued bronze medals were struck.
Item CSNA-AR SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE MEDAL, SILVER PROOF sold out
Item CSNA-GB SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE MEDAL GOLDEN BRONZE $6.00
Item CSNA-AB SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE MEDAL ANTIQUED BRONZE $7.00


NEWDOLLAR CASINO SLOT MACHINE TOKENS 

Casino 1 Dollar Slot Machine Tokens
With the disappearance of the silver dollar from circulation in the 1960’s, casinos began to issue their own Dollar tokens for use in slot machines.  Issues expanded as slot machines became legal in more jurisdictions across the United States and they have become a popular collectible.  Now that most casinos have switched to using tickets or cards rather than coins, the tokens are getting increasingly difficult to get.  We have assembled groups of 10 different Dollar slot machine tokens.  Most tokens will be from Nevada, however there will be tokens from other states as well.  We completely sell out every time we offer these.
Item SLOTx10 10 DIFFERENT CASINO DOLLAR SLOT TOKENS, VG-UNC. $17.00

WEST VIRGINIA COAL MINING SCRIP

West Virginia Coal ScripThese tokens, also known as Scrip, Dingles, Clackers and many other names, were issued by coal companies as an advance on wages when miners needed to buy mining supplies for their work, food or necessities for their home, pay rent on the company owned home, obtain medical care or almost any other aspect of life in a company town. Of course, they could only be used at company stores, where prices tended to be high. The value of the scrip would then be deducted from a miners pay on payday. Miners could easily “owe their soul to the company store”. Metal tokens were widely used from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. During World War II fiber scrip was introduced in order to save metal. Most tokens had the name of the mine or store on it, and were often punched with the mine number or initials of the town. We have a historic collection of 20 different West Virginia coal scrip tokens, ranging in value from 1 cent to 1 Dollar. Included is one of the scarce wartime fiber tokens. The tokens grade from Very Good to Uncirculated. It is an interesting and historic set.
Item COALx11 WEST VIRGINIA COAL SCRIP TOKEN, Joel’s choice $4.50
Item COALx20 SET OF 20 DIFFERENT COAL SCRIP TOKENS $49.50


ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER CALIFORNIA STATE QUARTERS 

 Arnold Shwarzenegger California State Quarter Arnold Shwarzenegger Cruz Control California State QuarterWe have two versions of the California State Quarters featuring the former "Governator" Arnold Schwarzenegger. Famed moved actor and body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California in an unprecedented special recall election which saw Governor Grey Davis removed.  One coin features Arnold holding former Governor Davis by the neck. Davis was recalled in the election in which Arnold was elected.  The other California quarter is labeled Cruz Control, after Arnold Schwarzenegger's main Democratic opponent in the recall election. It shows Arnold punching his opponent Cruz Bustamante. Both coins are dated 2005, the year the actual California state quarter was released. The coins were struck on actual United States quarters, to avoid anti-counterfeiting laws.   The obverse features the George Washington head found the regular state quarters.
Item US-ARNOLDDAVIS ARNOLD CALIFORNIA STATE QUARTER - ARNOLD STRANGLING DAVIS $2.50
Item US-ARNOLDQC ARNOLD CALIFORNIA STATE QUARTER - CRUZ CONTROL $2.50

Thailand General Sarat Medal UNRELEASED MEDAL FROM THAILAND Restocked

This attractive high releaf medal was minted in the early 1960s to honor General Sarit Thanarat, however he died in office and the medal was never officially released. The General came to power in an October 1958 coup. He promptly suspended the constitution and declared martial law. All political parties were banned. During the 1960s, as war in neighboring Vietnam escalated, fear of Communist guerilla activity increased in Thailand. General Sarit died in December 1963 and his successor, began to move the country towards democracy.
Item TH-SARIT THAILAND GENERAL SARIT MEDAL, UNC. $3.00


LATVIAN LOTTERY TICKETS

When we buy collections and dealers stock, we sometimes end up with some strange material. Somehow we ended up with hundreds of used (and I assume losing) lottery tickets from Latvia, dating from the late 1950's and early 1990's. At this time Latvia was under control of the USSR. What I cannot understand is why a communist country in which everyone is supposed to be equal would have a lottery, which promotes inequality by producing a few rich winners at the expense of many losers. Anyway, the tickets are fun, colorful, and make both an interesting and inexpensive collection and an unusual gift for any avid lottery player.
Item PM-LOTTOLAT8 8 DIFFERENT LATVIAN LOTTERY TICKETS $3.50
Item PM-LOTTOLAT100 100 MIXED LATVIAN LOTTERY TICKETS $19.95

OZARK STRAWBERRY PICKERS CHITS

Missouri Ozark strawberry pickers chits
These cardboard tokens were used to pay strawberry pickers in the Missouri Ozarks from the early 1900’s until about 1940. The chits are usually denominated in quantities of berries and show the issuing company. Workers received the chits as the berries were picked, and could redeem them later for pay. Because cardboard does not last long, few of these chits survived. Recently we purchased part of a hoard of these scarce and interesting pieces of history.
Item OZARK1 MISSOURI OZARK STAWBERRY PICKER CHIT $1.00
Item OZARK10 10 DIFFERENT OZARK STRAWBERRY PICKER CHITS FROM 10 GROWERS $9.00
Item OZARK2525 DIFFERENT OZARK STRAWBERRY PICKER CHITS $19.95
Item BK-OZARK ALLTHE GRAND COLLECTION: 165+ DIFFERENT STRAWBERRY PICKER CHITS $199.95


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