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  1. #1

    Sep 2007
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    Wells Fargo 1852

    Hi All!

    Found this at about 9"...My Tesoro cortez was screaming silver, but it's not...It says
    " Wells Fargo" on the front top, and "since 1852" on front bottom.
    The back is the eagle with 18 stars and an "HM" at the bottom. The edges are reeded, like a quarter, and it sounds like a quarter when dropped onto a surface..
    Any ideas??

    Tvic25
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  2. #2

    Aug 2003
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    Re: Wells Fargo 1852

    It is a modern (post 1970) amusement token. The HM signifies the Hoffman Mint, http://www.hoffmanmint.com/tokens.html the manufacturer. I can't tell you where it was used.
    John in ID

  3. #3

    Aug 2003
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    Re: Wells Fargo 1852

    Actually, upon further thought, this may not be an amusement token, but a giveaway by the Wells Fargo company, or perhaps something that was used in the WF headquarters - for instance it might have worked in a vending machine in the company cafeteria. The WF website says:
    ... we will provide what information we can if you send us a picture and whatever you know about the item.

    Please write to:
    Wells Fargo Historical Services
    420 Montgomery St. A0101-026
    San Francisco, CA 94163

    For further information, you can check the book by James Bartz, Company Property, (the Westbound Stage, 1993), which you can order at http://www.westboundstage.com.

  4. #4

    Sep 2007
    15

    Re: Wells Fargo 1852

    Thank you so much for the info! You Rock!!

    Tvic25

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2007
    N. San Diego County
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: Wells Fargo 1852

    That's a cool token

  6. #6
    seger98

    Re: Wells Fargo 1852

    Neat find, wonder how it made it down 9 inches, cuz I do believe it's a modern one as well.

  7. #7

    Apr 2014
    1
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Did you ever find any more information on this coin? I bought a desk at a yard sale and when I was moving into the house the same coin fell out. Thanks

  8. #8

    Dec 2014
    Sacramento, califor
    Whites 6000, XLt, Mxt, GM3 garrett Ace 250 and 350, Fisher F2,f5, Gold bug 2, Minela Sovereign, exploxer ii, Excalibur experience. I use the Fisher F5 and F2.
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    Metal Detecting
    I had just found the same token myself about 4" down. Same thing it sounded like a quarter on my fisher f5 with the NEL Hunter coil.

 

 

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