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    Old 'freedom' and 'parking token' dug Aug 03

    last night had a good 3+ hour hunt at my grandmothers house (full post in Todays Finds). Ended up digging up some tokens of which I am very interested in finding out possibly a date or what they were used for. Here are a couple pictures. Any help with identification is very much appreciated!




    thanks so much
    neil

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Re: Old 'freedom' and 'parking token' dug Aug 03

    I'm probably showing my age, but since these are from the 1970s at the earliest, I call them "modern" tokens. The No Cash Value type is still in common use at video arcades and the parking token type is still used at some commercial parking lots. A typical scenario would be you drive through an automatic gate to get into the lot, then the business you are visiting gives you a token to get out.
    John in ID

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    Re: Old 'freedom' and 'parking token' dug Aug 03

    thanks for all the links and info.. found them close to an alley in my grandmothers backyard. they were in too good of shape to have any real age to them but still very exciting to dig! thanks again for the info!

    neil

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    Re: Old 'freedom' and 'parking token' dug Aug 03

    I just dug a "No Cash Value" token just like the bottom left photo but the reverse is the eagle picture in the upper right.

    Cool finds


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    Re: Old 'freedom' and 'parking token' dug Aug 03

    I think I remember these as Cracker jack toys?
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    Re: Old 'freedom' and 'parking token' dug Aug 03

    I think the parking token is really cool, I found the exact same one in my front yard about an inch deep. This helped me find out what about mine.
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