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    Smoke The Columbia 5c Cigar / J / Good For One Columbia 5c Cigar - Need ID

    Token is white metal, 20mm with J Initial in Center. Need City & State.
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    Need City & State.[/QUOTE]

    Are you hoping to see if its still valid?

    I cant help Im afraid, but it looks in fantastic condition for white metal! Not sure what era a cigar would cost 5C... but pre Cuba embargo?

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

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    PC: I see you tried to get this token ID-ed four years ago; good luck this time around.
    You may wish to ask this seller: https://www.ebay.com/itm/034-Columbi...rdt=true&rt=nc
    Or this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/GFT-Columbi...-/323979918787
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    It’s listed below but with a letter ‘L’ in the centre and attributed to Logansport, Indiana via a 1912 advert in the Pharo-Tribune that says the Columbia 5c Cigar was “Made in [the] city”. I think that should be “Pharos Tribune” which was (still is) a daily newspaper based in Logansport, covering Cass County.

    https://tinyurl.com/ryezfnc

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    That agrees with one of the eBay listings provided by @Mackaydon above which assigns it to Logansport, but with the letter ‘R’. I have no idea what the letters mean or whether only the ‘L’ version of the token is from Logansport but I’ve now seen these tokens with B, F, G, J, L and R (and I’m not 100% sure but I think also M).

    Some sources suggest these tokens were included in payout from table-top trade-promoting slot machines, but not exclusively so. The same advertisement for the Columbia 5c Cigar also exists on jukebox tokens associated with Alpert/Smith but with the tokens being valid for one play on the juke.

 

 

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