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  1. #1

    Nov 2015
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    need help finding info about some trade coins I found.

    I found some insurance system credit trade coins. Need help finding out about them I have 4 coins. Plz help me I would like to know what I have.Click image for larger version. 

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  2. #2
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
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    Coal Mine Script, is one example of its use.
    Coal Mine Script
    The company lasted from 1919 to 1924
    Don.......
    PS: Need to see the reverse side

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    Nov 2015
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  4. #4
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
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    What words can you read?

  5. #5

    Nov 2015
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    The only letters I can read are(in order)HARLA,it's not readable for a couple letters then it reads,LLIERIES CO.

  6. #6
    Charter Member
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
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    Here are six words that end in LLIERIES:
    Coilliers, Dalliers, Milliers, Ralliers, Salliers and Talliers.
    Then again, that word may be part of a person's name--or a name made up by the owner.
    If no responses to your initial question, you may wish to do a little more cleaning to bring out other letters.
    Don......

  7. #7

    Nov 2015
    6
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    OK I will try that thank you so much. One more question tho what is the value of them today if you know?

  8. #8
    Charter Member
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
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    The value will depend, in part, on the name (and history) of the company we are trying to uncover/disclose.
    I did see one Insurance Credit System token go for a couple of bucks.
    Don......

  9. #9

    Nov 2015
    6
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I just looked and it's the HARLAN COLLIERS CO.

  10. #10
    Charter Member
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
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    There once was Harlan Colliers Co atAges, Kentucky. Are you in that area?
    Don....

  11. #11
    Charter Member
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
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    The mine at Ages, KY was located at Clover Fork in Harlan Co. 4 miles from Harlan.
    Don

  12. #12
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    Jan 2009
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    The token is listed in the newest Edkin's Coal Catalog book. yours is the nickel plated example KY385A100a, with an R-2 rarity rating, from 1 to 10. 10 being the rarest. it is from Brookside, KY., Harlan County.

    that is a crossed pick & shovel on the obverse. other denominations known, from the same mine, with same wording, go from 5, 10, 25, 50 & $100. no penny has been located...may never had been one made, each company had custom orders from various die makers.

    there is another full set with a different die maker's reverse from Orco.

    I remember seeing a few stacks of this companies tokens, with the crossed pick & shovel, on the TV show Pawn Stars, in the last year or two.

    mike
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  13. #13

    Nov 2015
    6
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thank you very much Mike for the info. I was given these as a tip when I was working at a gas station in Vegas.

 

 

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