Can anyone tell me if this token is listed in the Arizona book?
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    Can anyone tell me if this token is listed in the Arizona book?

    Prescott Hotel. I assume it is from Prescott, Ariz.? and from around 1900?

    It says the same on the other side.

    Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.

    Rick
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    Re: Can anyone tell me if this token is listed in the Arizona book?

    Erickson's Washington State Trade Tokens lists this piece as being from Prescott, WA, but with no supporting reference information. I don't have Spooner's AZ book, so can't tell if it listed there, but my 1990 copy of Birt's Arizona Tokens & Scrip shows it as Prescott, AZ. This just shows to go ya that "mavericks are not for the feint of heart". Those who attribute tokens without providing support information are not helping the cause.
    John in ID

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    Re: Can anyone tell me if this token is listed in the Arizona book?

    The Prescott, Washington token has a diameter of 25mm. What is your token's diameter?

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    Re: Can anyone tell me if this token is listed in the Arizona book?

    Don, It is exactly 25mm.

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    Re: Can anyone tell me if this token is listed in the Arizona book?

    Rick:
    You may want to ask "John in Idaho" for the diameter of the Arizona token he referred to--to determine if that token is still a candidate.
    Happy New Year !
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    Re: Can anyone tell me if this token is listed in the Arizona book?

    John, do you happen to know the dia. of the Ariz. token?
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    Re: Can anyone tell me if this token is listed in the Arizona book?

    The Birt AZ book says 24mm, but the picture of it is the same as your token. I would discount the "silly millimeter" of difference as a rounding error. My opinion is that the AZ attribution is better, but that is based solely on the fact that Erickson made a lot of "attributions" in his book based on flimsy evidence, such as the match of "Prescott" to a town in his state. Unfortunately, he is no longer with us to ask. The diework does not look much like anything I have seen from the Pacific Northwest, either.
    John in ID

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    Re: Can anyone tell me if this token is listed in the Arizona book?

    Thank you sir, I appreciate your input.
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    Re: Can anyone tell me if this token is listed in the Arizona book?

    your token is listed in Birt's Arizona tokens and scrips page #111 Forty dollars

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    Re: Can anyone tell me if this token is listed in the Arizona book?

    Arn't tokens just beautiful ?

    When I look at this token I try to think about the time when it was made... Brass vs. Aluminum = More $ for Brass. A double sided token took two seperate dies = More $. Money was tight and most used a Stock Die for the reverse... Minimun Orders for both the Salt Lake Stamp & Die and Los Angeles Stamp were 300 tokens... I wonder how many they ordered and how many survived... Many were melted during the War drives for scrap metal. I know you have to be touched in the head to want to collect tokens... Believe me I know... I've been hunting for some specific tokens for decades... I also would go with Arizona on this one... It's not like most Washington tokens.

    Destiny

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    Nice looking token, I bet there are several collectors out there that like to reach into their monitors and pick out what they see, nice find.

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    I need to get a book on tokens !!
    ALLEN

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    Re: Can anyone tell me if this token is listed in the Arizona book?

    Listed in Peter Spooner's Arizona catalog. 24mm, same on both sides. Matches your image. He give a value of $30

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    Re: Can anyone tell me if this token is listed in the Arizona book?

    Before about 1900 aluminum was a precious metal more valuable than platinum so it would not have been used to make tokens. That helps us to date tokens we find that are made out of aluminum. siegfried schlagrule
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