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    DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE, TOKEN?

    Just dug this token, and the research is going nowhere. Brass, size of a nickel, uniface. But the bird has got me stumped.
    Been hitting the Denver Business Directories, tried duck, goose, geese, bird, Byrd, drunken duck, etc. Any suggestions for names for the hotel would be appreciated.
    Carl
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    Re: DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE, TOKEN?



    Perhaps a Swan Motel Token ...nice find

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    Re: DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE, TOKEN?

    Looks like a seagull. Maybe it's from Salt Lake City?

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    Quote Originally Posted by texastee2007
    Could it be a "Golden Goose" token?
    Nope. Had my hopes up for that one.
    This is and will annoy me.
    Carl

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    Quote Originally Posted by texastee2007
    what is on the otherside?
    Blank. Looks to be from late 1880's to 1890's, based on the planchet.
    Just tried lucky duck, daffy duck drunken duck.
    Nothing.
    Carl

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    Re: DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE, TOKEN?

    why not just Hotel 10?

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    Re: DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE, TOKEN?

    Quote Originally Posted by texastee2007
    Quote Originally Posted by DevilDog812
    why not just Hotel 10?

    I tried that one....is it 10 cents or 10 dollars?
    Thinking it's a good for 10 cents at a bar located in the hotel.
    Some older Denver tokens will just have the number, with no markings for the "cents".
    Thanks for all the input, this one will be solved.
    Carl

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    Seems to me that on one of my small town journeys thru Colorado, I remember seeing an old hotel called the Mallard Hotel .. seems like maybe it was in Leadville or Silverton .. but I don't remember for sure. Don't have any idea if that token is related or not, and my initial Google search isn't turning up anything. I will keep looking.

    Very neat old token though .. best of luck with an ID.
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    Re: DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE, TOKEN?

    Quote Originally Posted by CurbdiggerCarl57
    Quote Originally Posted by texastee2007
    what is on the otherside?
    Blank.
    Even though it has a numerical number, it would seem to me that a token would be 2 sided. Could it be a tag that was attached to something? Any glue on the backside? How thick is it?

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    Re: DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE, TOKEN?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    Quote Originally Posted by CurbdiggerCarl57
    Quote Originally Posted by texastee2007
    what is on the otherside?
    Blank.
    Even though it has a numerical number, it would seem to me that a token would be 2 sided. Could it be a tag that was attached to something? Any glue on the backside? How thick is it?
    The numerical number is most likely for the amount of ten cents.
    Also, many of the 1880-1890 Colorado tokens can be found having only one side.
    Did like the idea that it could be a Hotel Ten, but based on other tokens found here, still thinking that it's for a monetary amount.
    And still driving me crazy.
    Carl

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    Re: DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE, TOKEN?

    I've looked through some online databases and haven't find a good hit yet. Just passing along this blurb because I thought it was funny and also because of the "go West" comment From a Cambridge, Ohio newspaper 1875.

    I'll look some more ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bramblefind
    I've looked through some online databases and haven't find a good hit yet. Just passing along this blurb because I thought it was funny and also because of the "go West" comment From a Cambridge, Ohio newspaper 1875.

    I'll look some more ...

    Thank you, that's a new one to check.
    Did not realize how many almost common expressions have birds referenced.
    Will look that up, as well as Spruce Goose, and a few others that I've written down.
    The hunt is still on!
    Carl

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    Re: DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE, TOKEN?

    Quote Originally Posted by CurbdiggerCarl57
    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    Quote Originally Posted by CurbdiggerCarl57
    Quote Originally Posted by texastee2007
    what is on the otherside?
    Blank.
    Even though it has a numerical number, it would seem to me that a token would be 2 sided. Could it be a tag that was attached to something? Any glue on the backside? How thick is it?
    The numerical number is most likely for the amount of ten cents.
    Also, many of the 1880-1890 Colorado tokens can be found having only one side.
    Did like the idea that it could be a Hotel Ten, but based on other tokens found here, still thinking that it's for a monetary amount.
    And still driving me crazy.
    Carl
    OK thanks. So the back is completely blank no design or markings of any sort? Also is it safe to assume its thick enough to be a token? Just want to be sure its not a tag. Is it stamped or cast?

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    Re: DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE, TOKEN?

    You could check Richards Database. http://tokencatalog.com/display_reco...DisplayRecords

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    Re: DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE, TOKEN?

    Chinese Duck Hotel on Duck lake 1895 - 1896.
    Just a wild duck guess.

 

 
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