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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2008
    Chester County, Pennsylvania
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    1924 Token

    I found this token yesterday at a site I have permission to hunt. Could anyone give me a guess on what the value of it may be. I am planning on keeping it but am wondering how much it's worth's.

    Here is what it says. On the front side it says " Cohen Bros Coatesville, Pa. Good until December 1924" That is around the outside. In the middle it says "This coin is worth $1.00 on any two pants or suit or overcoat". On the other side is the Nazi emblem in the middle with the following words around the out side. "Membership emblem of the don't worry club Good luck" There are also several marks around the emblem They look like the following a butterfly, a horseshoe, a wishbone, not sure of the last group.

    Thank you in advance for your input. This is my first post on the token form!
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    That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger!!

  2. #2

    Aug 2003
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    Re: 1924 Token

    This one is shown in Aqua's PA Merchant Tokens book as a rarity 6, which in his system equates to 3 - 8 examples known to him. PA tokens are not "hot" among collectors, but there was a book published recently that was all about swastikas on tokens, so that might improve the value of this one. My guess would be up to $10 for your token.

    Keep finding them!
    John in ID

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2008
    Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Garrett Ace 250, Garrett Propointer
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    Re: 1924 Token

    Thanks a lot john for the info. when you say 3 - 8 examples do you mean 3 to 8 known to exist? Thanks again. Gonna try and find both books!!
    That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger!!

  4. #4
    ca
    Likely, B.C.

    Aug 2008
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    Re: 1924 Token

    A little history of the "Don't Worry" movement.

    http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...649C94699ED7CF

    P.S.: You said "They look like the following a butterfly, a horseshoe, a wishbone, not sure of the last group."

    Looks like Egyptian heiroglyphs.
    "It's a quest. It's a quest for fun, I'm gonna have fun and you're gonna have fun, we're all gonna have so much #!@*^& fun we'll need plastic surgery to remove our %$#@ smiles!" - Clark Griswold, National Lampoon's 'Family Vacation'.

  5. #5
    ca
    Likely, B.C.

    Aug 2008
    Quesnel Forks, Autumn Festival ca. 1895
    703
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    Re: 1924 Token

    "It's a quest. It's a quest for fun, I'm gonna have fun and you're gonna have fun, we're all gonna have so much #!@*^& fun we'll need plastic surgery to remove our %$#@ smiles!" - Clark Griswold, National Lampoon's 'Family Vacation'.

  6. #6
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
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    Re: 1924 Token

    wtg on that nice token.
    ALLEN

  7. #7

    Aug 2003
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    Re: 1924 Token

    Token cataloguers are at a disadvantage when it comes to putting rarity figures in their books. Unlike coins where it is generally known how many the Mint produced, and where there is an established market to determine "supply and demand", no records were kept of token production and many were destroyed during WWII scrap metal drives, when the business stopped operating or changed hands, etc. Token cataloguers may or may not get the cooperation of other collectors to establish census figures - a given collector may say that he has a certain token, but he generally won't say that he also has a bunch more stashed away in his "trading stock". And, some collectors do not share information at all with catalogurers, believing that the value of their holdings will be greater if they are not counted. Plus, cataloguers cannot know everyone who has tokens - many tokens are not in the hands of "known collectors" and many are still in the ground.

    So when Aqua says that your token is R-6, meaning 3-8 known, that is probably an estimate based on what has been reported to him and should not be taken as "Only 3-8 of these exist."

    Buying the PA book would be a good investment for anyone interested in PA tokens. It is a big volume - 1253 pages in 8˝x11 format. Several online booksellers have it plus I think the author, Herman Aqua, sells it directly.

    John in ID

  8. #8
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
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    Re: 1924 Token

    the swastika was for many cultures for thousands of years a "good luck" symbol ---before hitler ruined its image * sadly today its thought of as a "hate symbol " or "nazi symbol" --- since your coin predates hilters rise and use of the image of the swastika --it clearly means "good luck"

    horse shoe , 4 leaf clover , wishbone , ? egyptian symbols?

  9. #9
    us
    Nov 2008
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    Re: 1924 Token

    Nice token! In great shape Kenn..

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2008
    Chester County, Pennsylvania
    Garrett Ace 250, Garrett Propointer
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    Re: 1924 Token

    Thanks to everyone here at the tokens form. Lots of great info for me and I thank you all. Gonna keep the token with me and will pass along to my grandchildren!! Hope they will do the same. Thanks 1 more time for all your help!!
    That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger!!

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2009
    Utah
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    Re: 1924 Token

    Idaho,
    Your right on the money when it comes to sharing info with other token cataloguers. I think some token collectors feel they might get low-balled if it is listed in a cataloguers book. So they feel if it is unlisted they can pretty much set there own token value.

 

 

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