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    Post Office, News, and Cigars / Good for 5 Cigar

    Found in Anoka, MN today. It is not listed in tokencatalogs.com as far as I could find. It is about 3/4" and either copper, bronze, or brass. I was pretty thrilled to find this rare bit of old time Americana!
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    In case the images are too dark, it says, "Post Office, News, & Cigar Store" and "Good for 5c Cigar" on the reverse.
    Last edited by Iron Buzz; Jul 08, 2017 at 05:43 PM.
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    Good find. Probably an old, 'CPO'...Contract Post Office. Post office and general store.
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    You may wish to ask the Anoka County Historical Society:
    https://anokacountyhistory.org/contact/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    You may wish to ask the Anoka County Historical Society:
    https://anokacountyhistory.org/contact/
    Don......
    Thanks, I've already done that. Haven't had a reply yet, but its only been a couple of workdays. If I learn anything, I will post it here.

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    Here is an ad from 1903 in Minneapolis -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bramblefind View Post
    Here is an ad from 1903 in Minneapolis -
    I'm speechless! That is amazing! I'm stunned. How on earth did you find that?

    It never even occurred to me that "Post Office News & Cigar Store" was literally the NAME of the place!!
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    Sorry Honey, I cant. Ive got plans with my metal detector.

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    I love Cigartifacts like that! Congrats!
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