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  1. #1
    rvbvetter

    Presidential Token

    I recently dug a token with Woodrow Wilsons portrait on it, and it says 28th President and the years of his term in office.
    Then on the back it gives his credits or history. It's copper and the size of a quarter and has a green patina on it.
    I've known of their existance, but have never known when they were issued, or who issued them.
    Does anybody know when and who? Thanks HH

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    Re: Presidential Token

    There are numerous Presidential medals issued by various groups for various purposes. Without a photo, I can't tell which one you have, but from the 1970 edition of the Numismatic Issues of the Franklin Mint, their Presidential Series sounds possibly sounds like what you have. According to their figures, 1,377,324 of the 26mm bronze Woodrow Wilson medals were produced in 1968. They were distributed as part of the "Mr. President Game" and the "Famous Facts and Faces Game". I don't recognize these two games, but they were probably part of a promotion by an oil company - they gave a holder for the medals, one of which was given for every tank of gas. Presumably some sort of prize was available if the holder was ever filled with all the medals.

    John in Idaho

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    Re: Presidential Token

    I think the one your speaking of was the Mr. President's game given out by Amoco.
    We all know there's no such thing as a "hunted out" location. Let's stop using that phrase to describe a park out of which you just dug a pile of coins! Obviously that particular place wasn't "hunted out", right?

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    Re: Presidential Token



    I have one that I found that has Zachary Taylor on it and the dates of his term...but on the back it has Shell. Must have been something some of the oil companies did... ?


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    Re: Presidential Token

    I've found both the Shell and Amoco varities. The Shell pieces I found were aluminum and the Amoco pieces all seemed to be bronze.
    We all know there's no such thing as a "hunted out" location. Let's stop using that phrase to describe a park out of which you just dug a pile of coins! Obviously that particular place wasn't "hunted out", right?

  6. #6
    rvbvetter

    Re: Presidential Token

    I remember the aluminum ones, and like Nana said, they had Shell on them.
    So this must be the Amoco one. I took it for copper, but it must be bronze.
    Good info. guys!! Thanks everyone for your help. HH

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    Re: Presidential Token

    Check out "please help ID" in What Is It? Is this your token? http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,20484.0.html

  8. #8
    rvbvetter

    Re: Presidential Token

    It's close, but on the front of mine. It has 28th president. usa, and years in office above the bust, and woodrow wilson, under the bust. And mine has more of a profile portrait.
    Off hand, I would say yours looks to be older than mine. Very nice find! Thank you for checking. HH

  9. #9
    rogerkgoss

    Re: Presidential Token

    We found what we believe is a complete set. It runs from George Washingon to Lyndon Johnson.

    Does anyone know if a complete set is worth anything.
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  10. #10
    rvbvetter

    Re: Presidential Token

    WOW!! Great find!! Always makes me nervous when that many politicians are together at the same place.
    I have no idea what they might be worth, but I'm sure they have some value.
    Also sure some one will be along that knows. WTG!! HH

  11. #11
    rogerkgoss

    Re: Presidential Token

    I found an imcomplete set on Ebay and one complete Set that the starting bid was $10.00, but I find it hard to believe that someone would let a set of 40 year old tokens go anywhere near that cheap. I started to buy the other complete set.

    I find some places that say they are Amoco and other that say they are Shell. I have found pics of the coins with Shell's emblem stamped on the back so these are probably not Shell Oil Co.

    I also read about some banks giving out such coins in the sixties as a promotion.

    I don't think I will be selling them my children think they are the bomb and My Mother polished them before I could stop her. They look like gold coins now. I have to admit they do look better after she polished them, but I have always been told not to polish coins or tokens.
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