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    5 cents in trade restaurant token

    This is my new favorite token. From a restaurant that hasn't been in business since 1900, from Farmers burg Iowa. Click image for larger version. 

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    Edit: ** I went to tokencatalog.com at the advice of a fellow "treasure-nettian", and found out this restaurant was circa 1934-1937, not 1890's-1900 as I was originally told.**
    Last edited by can_slaw; Nov 11, 2017 at 05:39 PM.

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    Nice token .
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    Thanks!

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    Great save from a 'sleepy' town (population has hovered around 300 for over 100 years).
    5 cents in 1920 is the same as 61 cents today; a big losss for one coin or token.
    Don.....
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    I love how personal this item is. It has the restaurant owners name on it even. The building is still there, and is still a restaurant. But Mr. Lenth sold it right at the turn of the century according to their city hall.

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    Sweet token, love to dig them, and then enjoy researching them.
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    The digging part of this hobby is fun, but for me the real discovery happens with the research.
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    Over 25 people with the Lenth name are buried in the local Farmersburg-Wagner Cemetery. With a total population of less than 300 souls in the 'town' today, the local phone book might land you a living relative--should you wish to offer the return of the token and, in the process, learn more about Alonzo and his restaurant.
    Don......
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    What a wonderful idea Don! I will update when I find something!

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    YEAH ~ such a cool find! . . .. it is now the actual token pictured on the token database website! WOOHOO . . .. .

    https://tokencatalog.com/token_recor...tion_id=260948
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    That’s a nice token. Looks older than the 1930s to me... at least the font looks older. Congrats.
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    Dear oddcoins,
    I AM GEEKING OUT RIGHT NOW!
    Thank you thank you thank you! That is so cool to see ones name on something like that! I do hope you have credit for finding and uploading the photos. That work was yours.
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