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  1. #1
    Cladius Maximus

    Missouri Tax Token

    I found a MO Tax Token today. It is badly worn, and has faired about as well as a zinc penny in the ground for so long. I cant even post a pic of it, because its hard to see. If you tilt it toward the light you can make out the outline of the state (a "1" in the middle), and "Missouri" at top.
    My question is...when did the state stop making/issuing these coins? how old is mine (at least)?

    thanks
    john

    this pic is from ebay...
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    Jul 2005
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    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    Cladius, Hey nice find!! I've found a few of these over the years, not all with a metal detector.....My dad found a bunch of red and green plastic ones also!! I would venture to guess (and that's all it is) that these tokens were minted somewhere between the 30's and 40's........Probably the later!!!! By the way, where are you at in Mo.....Central here!!! Nascarfan

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    PBK
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    May 2005
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    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    Quote Originally Posted by Cladius Maximus
    I found a MO Tax Token today. It is badly worn, and has faired about as well as a zinc penny in the ground for so long.
    My question is...when did the state stop making/issuing these coins? how old is mine (at least)?
    Hey, John—

    First, there's a very good reason why your find has fared about the same as a zinc cent, namely, it is zinc!

    This particular variety of Missouri state sales tax token was in use from 1937 to 1942, when it was replaced by a plastic token to conserve zinc for wartime uses. The denomination is one mill, or 1/10˘.

    Here's a link to more info about why and how these tokens were used:

    http://users.pullman.com/fjstevens/tokens/taxinfo.html


  4. #4
    Cladius Maximus

    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    thanks PBK...you're the man!

    nascarfan....
    i live in st louis. i've been MDing for about 1.5 years. I mostly hit the parks...there are alot!

    i know of a place near Rolla...is that close to you? "bcs123" lives down that way. he just found a nice old half dollar!

    cladius maximus

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    Jul 2005
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    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    Cool Maximus!! Thats almost 2 hrs from me!!! I am near columbia.......... HAve you ever tried to hunt a park over in Pevely. Its a Teamsters Union park.........Not sure that you could even get in there, but its old and I believe there's a golf course inside too....Hope that narrows down the search...It looked pretty good when I was there!!!!

  6. #6

    May 2005
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    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    CM,

    nice token. Just a bit of history.

    have a good un..............
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
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    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    I found one in a tear down area in Sand Springs, OK a few weeks ago! 'Bout the same shape as yours. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

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    Jun 2004
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    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    I have found a few of these tokens on the base at Ft. Leonard Wood. An area called Old Lieber Heights. They are now building new housing there, but over the years I have hunted this particular area and found several silver coins there, and a few tax tokens. It use to be old housing when they first built the base, around WWII. Thought I'd share. Since I don't live far from there, I hunt there several times a year. BTW, what town does BCS123 live at? I am not far from Rolla at all..

  9. #9
    nascarmom0308

    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    Hi i live south of KC how do you find out where you can md at? Where you need permission? Thanks.

  10. #10

    Jul 2005
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    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    nascarmom, Its a safe bet to always get permission before doing any kind of digging/MDing........As far as schools , parks, and the like, around here they are open, you get a few wierd looks from people but they are open and I don't usually get permission for those, but I really don't like hunting those as much anyway, I like the older homesites and sites where homes were at one point.........Good Luck!!

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    us
    Aug 2006
    missouri
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    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    Quote Originally Posted by renegade_7
    I have found a few of these tokens on the base at Ft. Leonard Wood.
    hey renegade..last time i checked they wernt allowing any mding on post (thats what they told me anyway) something about "if its in the ground on a military instillation than its government property" i hate those kinda answerers theres allot of cool places to MD on the fort
    Hey cladius maximus when you want to get together and hit that spot you were telling me about?
    A bad day of MDing is better than a good day at work

  12. #12
    sdowning

    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    I am new to the site and live in Kansas City Missouri. I also found one of those red tax tokens in an old abandoned farmhouse outside of Pattonsburg MO. Very interesting find.

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    us
    Aug 2009
    sikeston,missouri
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    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    Quote Originally Posted by sdowning
    I am new to the site and live in Kansas City Missouri. I also found one of those red tax tokens in an old abandoned farmhouse outside of Pattonsburg MO. Very interesting find.
    i live in south east missouri and found one in my back yard, but it was one f the zinc kind it had a 5 in the middle of the state
    bounty hunter challenger

  14. #14
    us
    Apr 2007
    Missouri
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    Relic Hunting

    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    I am currently working on finding me a MO tax token.
    Have detector, Will Travel RJW

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    us
    Aug 2006
    missouri
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    Re: Missouri Tax Token

    this topic is very old..lol read the original post date..
    A bad day of MDing is better than a good day at work

 

 
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