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THE RAMATANKA (INDIAN TEMPLE TOKEN)  

Rama and Laksmana standing/ Rama and Sita seated with Hanuman on temple token from IndiaRamatanka are a type of temple tokens tha, were made in India between the mid-19th and mid-20th Century.  The privately minted tokens were sold or distributed at temples and bazaars. They were often given as gifts and would be treasured by families.  Most are made from brass or silver-plated brass and tend to be crudely engraved. The most common types featured a scene from the ancient Hindu epoch poem called the Ramayana on the obverse.  It depicts Rama and his wife Sita, seated on a platform, holding court (Durbar).  To their right are their sons Kusha and Lava. An attendant holding a parasol is on their left.  Beneath is Hanuman, the monkey god.  The coins often bear a false date, making some believe they are quite old.  The date has nothing to do when the token was actually struck, but instead has a numerical significance.  After World War II the use of the Rama Tankas died out.
Item IN-TT INDIA RAMATANKA TEMPLE TOKEN VF-crude $5.00

1838 SCOTTISH COMMUNION TOKEN

Monzie (Perthshire) Scotland communion token 1838Many churches in Scotland and England would hold Holy Communion only once a year or less. Only those deemed worthy were allowed to partake. Those worthy were given a special token, which had to be presented in order to take communion.   Being worthy was often associated with financial contributions.  This communion token dated 1838 was issued by the Established Church of Scotland in the small village of Monzie in Perthshire in central Scotland.  Today little remains of Monzie other than a castle, some Bed and Breakfasts and the church which no longer holds regular services.  The 29mm x 19mm pewter token has “MONZIE” on one side and the date on the other.  In 1843 the minister and a majority of the members of the Monzie Church resigned in order to form the Monzie Free Church, taking part in The Great Disruption.  The Free Church of Scotland broke away from the Church of Scotland because of their opposition to the power of local landowners having the right to appoint the ministers to a parish
Item MONZIE MONZIE, SCOTLAND COMMUNION TOKEN 1838, Burz.4972, Cress. 4378, XF $15.00
Item MONZIEx5 5 of the above MONZIE, SCOTLAND COMMUNION TOKENS 1838, XF $49.75



ISRAEL TELEPHONE TOKEN 

Israel Telepone Token (1966)For many years, Israel required tokens to operate their public telephones.  The tokens made it easy to raise prices and helped cut down on slugs beings.  This Israeli telephone token, called an Asimon, was issued by the Israel Post.  One side is dated 1966 in Hebrew and has the world “telephone” in Hebrew and Arabic.  A deep slot and a center hole is incorporated into the token to prevent regular coins or slugs from being used in the telephone.  The other side features a telephone dial.
Item IL-PHONE ISRAEL TELEPHONE TOKEN 1966 VF $3.00




WWII CANADIAN MEAT RATION TOKEN

Canada World War II meat ration tokenMeat was rationed in Canada during World War II.  Families received a ration booklet which allowed them to purchase a limited quantity of rationed goods, including tea, coffee, sugar, butter, booze and meat each week.  Each weekly meat ration coupon was good for 2 pounds of meat.  The problem was that many did not have refrigeration at home, so they would either forfeit the whole coupon for a lesser amount of meat, or buy their full amount and risk it going bad before it could be used.  In 1945 the Canadian government finally wised up and issued meat ration tokens that were good for a lesser quantity of meat. Each token was worth 1/8 of a meat ration coupon (1/4 pound of meat), so if someone bought less than their full ration of meat the tokens could be given out to be used later.  If one bought half their weekly ration of meat, they would receive four tokens for later use.  The 22mm blue token is struck on a heavy blue cardboard with a center hole. Both sides have the same design with the words "CANADA - RATION MEAT - VIANDE" and two maple leaves.
Item CA-MEAT CANADA WWII MEAT RATION TOKEN, UNC. $3.00




RARE WOODEN MONEY FROM MEXICO

Trancoso Hacienda wooden token. Rulau, Latin American Tokens Zac-13Trancoso value 5 wooden Hacienda tokenThis wooden Hacienda token was issued by the Trancoso Hacienda in the 19th century.  The Trancoso was one of the largest and most important haciendas in Zacatecas state of Mexico. It was founded with Spanish land grants between 1670 and 1680 as a cattle ranch.  It covered over 55 square miles (145 sq.km.).  In the 19th century it became one of the largest wool exporters in Latin America. Like many haciendas of that era it a was engaged in wide range enterprises including growing grain, animal husbandry, a distillery and a church.  It fell on hard times after the 1910-1920 Mexican Revolution, resulting in violent conflicts between the owners and peasants. Eventually the land was expropriated and much of it given to families who lived on the Hacienda.  Today the municipality of Trancoso oversees what was the hacienda.   The church and the grand buildings that were part of the hacienda still stand, though many have been vandalized in recent years.  Most hacienda tokens are metal. This unusual piece was made of Mesquite wood.  It is about 26 to 28mm. One side is branded with Trancoso Hacienda's brand, the other side is blank.As was common for Hacienda tokens, it was denominated for a unit of work. This was for sheering one sheep.  Like many hacienda tokens, it circulated as money in the area.  It is an unusual and historic piece of money.  We also have a few much scarcer, slightly larger (28-30mm) tokens that are branded with a crude "5" on the back which were given for sheering five sheep.   
Item MX-TRANCOSO TRANCOSO WOODEN HACIENDA TOKEN, Zac-13 VF $24.00
Item MX-TRANCOSO5 TRANCOSO VALUE 5 WOODEN HACIENDA TOKEN, VF $49.00


ADMIRAL GRAU MONUMENT TOKEN FROM PERU

Perul 20 Centavos 1935 Admiral Grau Monument TokenAdmiral Miguel Grau is one of Peru's most honored heroes.  As captain of the Huáscar, during the War of The Pacific between Peru and Bolivia against Chile repeatedly attacked the vastly superior Chilean navy. He severely disrupted the Chilean lines of supply and communication, capturing or damaging a number of Chilean vessels. He was called the "Gentleman of the Seas" for his chivalrous treatment of his enemies.  He was killed in action and his ship captured in the Battle of Angamos on October 1879.  In 1934 Peru decided to build monuments to Grau in Lima and Piura, the city where he was born.  This copper 20 Centavos token was struck to help raise funds to build the monuments. The 20mm token features the arms of Peru and the legend "FONDOS PRO MONUMENTOS GRAU" (Money for Grau Monument). The other side features the denomination and the date October 8, 1935. 
Item PE-GRAUTKN PERU 20 CENTAVOS GRAU MONUMENT TOKEN 1935 AU-UNC $7.50

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MYSTERIOUS OLD EGYPTIAN CAFE TOKEN FROM ALEXANDERIA

Café Espérance, Alexandrie TokenThis mysterious, old cafe token was issued by G. Petros for the Café Espérance in Alexanderia, Egypt, probably sometime between World War I and World War II.  At the time Alexandria was a major cosmopolitan center, attracting traders, businessmen, and spies from throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The brass token has a scalloped edge and is denominated as "1",  but no-one is quite sure what the "1" signifies..  It could be one cup of coffee or tea.  If issued during the 1920’s might be 1 Millieme, which would have been useful to make change for small purchases.  On the other hand it is similar in size and shape to the 1 Piastre (10 Milliemes) coins of the 1930’s.  Either way, it is a scarce and interesting token from an intriguing location.
Item EG-CAFE CAFE ESPERANCE, ALEXANDERIA, EGYPT TOKEN, VF $19.75



TEA STALL TOKEN FROM INDIA

TEA STALL H.M. LTD. INDORE, oblong copper tokenOne side of this unusual oblong 27.5mm x 17mm copper token has the legends "TEA STALL * H.M. * LTD. INDORE",  the other side depicts the number "4" on a teacup.  The token is attributed as a 4 Anna token issued by Hukumchand Mills in Indore, India.  The token was probably used in the company canteen sometime between the 1930’s and 1950’s.  Hukumchand Mills was a large cotton mill that went bankrupt and closed down in 1991, owing wages and benefits to some 6000 workers.  Since then the mill has been torn down. Attempts have been made to sell the land to provide funds to pay the workers, however disputes between various government agencies has prevented the sale of the land.  After 25 years, the workers have still not been paid and the case drags on in court.
Item IN-TEA INDIA TEA STALL TOKEN, HUKUMCHAND MILLS, LTD. INDORE. Fine $8.00


ORIGINAL APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING MEDAL

Apollo 11 First Men on the Moon alulminum medalOn May 25, 1961, President Kennedy set the goal of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth". This was fulfilled eight years later, on July 20, 1969.  I was at the Boy Scout National Jamboree in Idaho on that day.   In 2005 President George W. Bush set the goal of returning to the moon no later than 2020.  This still has not been accomplished 17 years later despite having better materials, computers and technology.  It seems America has lost its mojo.  Important ventures are delayed or killed by a thousand cuts from bureaucrats, politicians and excessive regulation.   This 35mm aluminum medal was struck for sale in Canada shortly after the Apollo 11 moon landing.  The obverse features the busts of astronauts Aldrin, Armstrong and Collins. The reverse depicts the Lunar Module on the moon and the legend “THE FIRST MEN ON THE MOON” “JULY 20, 1969” in both English and French.  It is a memento of an historic event that took place over half a century ago. 
Item APOLLO11 APOLLO 11 FIRST MEN ON THE MOON MEDAL $3.00

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GOLDBACK NOTES

1 Goldback Aurum gold notes for South Dakota, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Nevada and Utah
Goldback Aurum notes are a voluntary local currency made of 24 karat gold! Each wafer-thin note is coated with a protective plastic coating so it can be circulated without the gold tearing. They are issued in increments of 1/1000 troy ounce of gold in order to allow for small purchases. Each 1 Goldback note contains 1/1000 troy ounce of gold and measures 66x117mm.  The notes are printed on one side only, with intricate multi-color allegorical 19th century style designs.  In 2023 South Dakota became the fifth state to have a Goldback note. The 2023 South Dakota note depicts Pax or Peace as a Lakota Sioux woman in traditional regalia performing the hoop dance.  Also in the design is Bear Butte, a sacred mountain also known as Mato Paha, an eagle, buffalo, wolf, a traditional Cancega drum and a Prairie Crocus.   Also available are the 2023 issues from Wyoming, New Hampshire, Utah and Nevada  and a few prior year issues.  The designs for each state are unchanged year to year.
Item SD-1GOLD23 SOUTH DAKOTA 1 GOLDBACK NOTE 2023 UNC. $7.00
Item WY-1GOLD23 WYOMING 1 GOLDBACK NOTE 2023 UNC. OUT
Item NH-1GOLD23 NEW HAMPSHSIRE 1 GOLDBACK NOTE 2023 UNC. $7.00
Item NV-1GOLD23 NEVADA 1 GOLDBACK NOTE 2023 UNC. $7.00
Item UT-1GOLD23 UTAH 1 GOLDBACK NOTE, 2023 UNC. $7.00



SAN FRANCISCO MINT TOKENS

Set of 3 tokens: 5, 10 & 25 Cent dated 1984 used in San Francisco MinLike most mints, the San Francisco mint prohibited employees from possessing coins while working in the mint in order to reduce the opportunity for theft.   These brass tokens were used during the 1980’s and 1990’s for vending machines and the canteen inside the mint.   One side depicts an American eagle surrounded by stars.  The other side has the legends "BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM”  "CALIF”  "1984" and the denomination.  The sizes of the tokens are slightly smaller than their corresponding U.S. coin: The 5 cents is 20mm, 10 cents is 16.5mm and the 25 cents is 23mm.  Similar tokens, dated 1985, were used in California prisons.
Item SFTOKEN-SET SET OF 3 SAN FRANCISCO MINT TOKENS: 5, 10 & 25 CENTS 1984 VF-AU $7.00
Item SFTOKEN-25C 25 CENT SAN FRANCISCO MINT TOKENS FROM THE ABOVE SET 1984 VF-AU $3.00



GENERAL MacARTHUR MEMORIAL MEDAL

General MacArthur oxidized silver plated bronze medalThis attractive 38.9 mm medal commemorating General Douglas MacArthur was struck shortly after his death in 1964 by Capitol Medals. The obverse pictures the General. The reverse has two of his most famous quotes: "I shall Return" and "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away".   The oxidized silver-plated bronze medal comes in an envelope with a descriptive brochure.
Item MacARTHUR GENERAL MacARTHUR SILVER-PLATED MEDAL $9.75



NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CHALLENGE COIN

NSA challenge coinThe National Security Agency is a top secret organization in the United States government which gathers, processes and analyzes communications around the world.  Recently they have been scrutinized for monitoring personal communications far beyond the scope of what most Americans were led to believe.  This 40mm, multi-color, National Security Agency Challenge Coin features the organizations emblem in color on one side, and the Great Seal of the United States on the other.    Challenge Coins are widely used in the United States military and other government agencies and organizations.  The medals usually bear the organizations insignia and are carried by members of the organization or presented in recognition of special achievements or visits by dignitaries.  So, where did we manage to obtain challenge coins from this clandestine spy agency?  From China, of course.
Item NSA NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CHALLENGE COIN, UNC. $7.00


ARMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGE (AAFES) POG "COINS"

AAFES BASE EXCHANGE GIFT CERTIFICATE POG COINS
The Army and Air Force Exchange Services, commonly known as AAFES or just the Exchange, provides goods, services and fast food to members of the United States armed forces and their families throughout the world.  Prices are often lower than those found in nearby communities and most of the profits go to support the military's Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs.   Because of the cost and difficulty in supplying coins to bases in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East the AAFES produced these POG coins.  They are issued in the denominations of 5 cents, 10 cents and 25 cents and are printed on thin colorful 40mm plastic discs.  To avoid legal difficulties against issuing currency, the POGs are labeled as "Gift Certificates". The obverse has the denomination and the words "AAFES GIFT CERTIFICATE".   The POGS are issued in series, with a dozen or more reverse designs issued for each denomination for each series.   Since about 2003 each series has been dated.   Though they are only issued at forward bases, they may be redeemed at any AAFES facility. The POGS are listed in the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Specialized Issues. They are a fascinating but little known military currency collectible. 
Item AAFESx20 20 DIFFERENT AAFES POGS: includes 5, 10 & 25 cents, VF-UNC $15.00
Item AAFESx3 SET OF 3 AAFES POGS: 5, 10 & 25 CENTS, XF-UNC $4.00



HISTORIC CALIFORNIA BICENTENNIAL MEDAL

San Jose California Portola Expedition bicentennial medalSan Jose’s La Fiesta de Las Rosas celebration began in 1896. It was originally modeled after Pasadena’s Rose Parade as a way to bring tourists into town. It developed into a week long festival that celebrated San Jose as a "garden city", the areas rich agriculture and the community’s Spanish heritage. San Jose was founded in 1777 as the first Spanish civil settlement in what is now California. Over the years, the celebration had its ups and downs. In 1901 President William McKinley attended the festivities. In the 1920’s and 1930’s the festival had nationwide fame and brought thousands of visitors into San Jose.

In 1969 an attempt was made to revive the once popular festival. Preparations were made and a commemorative medal was struck for the upcoming event. Mexican-Americans in the community objected to the festival, claiming that the festival ignored the city’s Mexican heritage, honored the conquistadores who enslaved the natives of Mexico, and thought the money could be better used for improving the community. A riot broke out which left dozens injured and 23 arrested. (Remember this was the late 1960’s - protests and riots were regular events.) The festival was permanently canceled, though since then there have been occasional efforts to bring back a similar event under a different name.

The 32mm oxidized bronze medal commemorates a number of events loosely connected to the Fiesta de Las Rosas. One side depicts a map of California featuring San Jose, with the legend "SAN JOSE FIRST STATE CAPITAL / SANTA CLARA COUNTY" around the rim. To the right of the map is the legend "THIS COIN / CONTAINS / COPPER LEFT BY / EARLY SPANISH / EXPEDITION, / FOUND ON / OLD MISSION / GROUNDS, / SANTA CLARA. " The other side commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the first European land exploration of California by Gaspar de Portolá and Father Junipero Serra. Portolá is depicted on a horse, with Father Serra walking behind him. Below them is the legend "PORTOLA EXPEDITION" and the dates 1769 and 1969 separated by a rose. The legend "CALIFORNIA BICENTENNIAL / LA FIESTA DE LAS ROSAS" is around the rim. Thus it is a medal containing copper from the early Spanish expedition.  It commemorates the 1969 Fiesta De Las Rosas, the Portolá Expedition, California Bicentennial and San Jose as the California’s first state capital.
Item MED-SJ SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA 1969 LA FIESTA DE LAS ROSAS MEDAL $3.00


1939 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



END OF A MIRACLE IN TITUSVILLE FLORIDA 

Titusville Florida Miracle City Mall/Titus Landing MedalThe Miracle City Mall was a large (275,000 square feet - 25,500 m2) indoor shopping mall in Titusville, Florida.  Built in 1969, it was the closest shopping mall to the Kennedy Space Center.  It thrived for years; however with the recession, the end of the Space Shuttle program and changes in shopping habits, the aging mall lost its tenants and was closed in January 2013.  It soon became an empty eyesore.  In 2015 the Mall was demolished and construction of new shopping center, named Titus Landing, was begun on the site.  A 39mm aluminum medal was issued to commemorate the transition.  One side depicts the old Miracle City Mall sign, and the dates 1969-2015.  The other features the logo of the new Titus Landing center.  Both sides bear the name of the city, Titusville Florida.
Item TITUS MIRACLE CITY MALL / TITUS LANDING, 2015 TITUSVILLE FLORIDA MEDAL BU $4.00


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 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.OceanoVacationHomes.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-BIRD1 OCEANO, CALIFORNIA VACATION RENTAL DOUBLOON, UNC. $3.00


"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.OceanoVacationHomes.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

Click Here For the previous issue from this establishment see the Gold Doubloon from Oceano, California.

"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


COAL MINE TOKENS

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 miner's 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, which was needed for the war effort. 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 10 different West Virginia (and maybe nearby states as well) coal scrip tokens, ranging in value from 1 cent to 1 Dollar and a set of 100 different that includes West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and others with value from 1 cent to 5 Dollars or higher.  . The tokens grade from Very Good to Uncirculated. It is an interesting and historic set.
Item COALx1 1 WEST VIRGINIA COAL MINE TOKEN, Joel’s choice $4.50
Item COALx10 SET OF 10 DIFFERENT  COAL MINE TOKENS $35.00
Item COALx100 SET OF 100+ DIFFERENT COAL MINE TOKENS (includes W.Virginia, Kentucky and other states)  $475.00



THE FAMOUS BITCOIN MEDALLION

Gold and Silver Bitcoin MedallionsAS SEEN ON TVA Bitcoin will cost you anywhere from $30,000 to over $60,000, and you have nothing to show for it.  And the price can jump by thousands of dollars in day.  We offer a physical Bitcoin medallion that you can hold in your hand.  And we offer it at the same price we offered it when these first came out in 2013. This Bitcoin medallion is the same as what you see on television, in newspapers and magazines or anyplace that needs an image to tell a story about bitcoins. They feature the Bitcoin symbol on one side and a design based on an integrated circuit along with the date 2013 on the other. According to the inscription around the rim it is one ounce of pure copper.  These Bitcoins were made in China. They are not copper and weigh less than an ounce.  Th4 40mm medallions are either gold or silver colored and come in a capsule. Not only are they much cheaper than a virtual Bitcoin, but you can display them or give them to a friend.
Item BITCOIN-GOLD "GOLD" BITCOIN MEDALLION BU $4.00
Item BITCOIN-SILVER "SILVER" BITCOIN MEDALLION BU $4.00
Item BITCOIN-BOTH BOTH "GOLD" & "SILVER" BITCOIN MEDALLIONS BU $7.50



BERMANIA 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


MISSOURI 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. 
Item OZARK1 1 MISSOURI OZARK STAWBERRY PICKER CHIT $1.00
Item OZARK10 10 DIFFERENT OZARK STRAWBERRY PICKER CHITS  $7.00



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Joel Anderson
PO Box 365
Grover Beach, CA 93483-0365
USA
Phone: 1 805 489 8045 | Fax: 1 805 299 1818
Email: orders@joelscoins.com

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