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    Can anyone tell me about this extremely old coin?

    This coin was found on a small beach in Warwick Rhode Island the front of the coin says 10th president John Tyler. The back says. "Accidental president" a soldier in the war of 1812 congressmen, governor of Virginia, United States senator, Vice President became president upon death of Harrison supporter of the south "annexed Texas"
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    Also says John Tyler under the picture on the front

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    It's a presidential token -- they were given out at gas stations and banks during the 50s/60s

    there are whole sets of them - one of them is a Shell Oil game set issued in the 1960s by the oil company itself. Individual medals were passed out at gas stations and avid collectors put them into cardboard holders supplied for that particular set.

    Amoco oil also issued a set for collectors to put together

    Several banks also issued presidential tokens

    I have found many of them thru-out the yrs

    Cool find!

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    yep novelty president tokens * given out if you got so many gallons of gas in a fill up normally at least 8 --back then they had something called gas station attendants (pump jockeys) who would clean your windsheild --check your various car fuild levels as wel as fill your gas tank too,

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    dat be it-- the good ones were brass-- the cheapo ones aluminum

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    Shell actually had several series of these. The first set that I remember dates back to ca 1968 when I was a kid. Certain tokens said "Instant Winner" on the back that you could redeem for prizes. I got one (actually my parents did, but I enjoyed collecting the tokens) and it was for a complete bronze (I believe) presidential token set. Wish I knew where that set is today! They even did a presidential series ca 1991/2 or so. The Russians liked them when I went there ca 1992 -- traded a bunch of them for Russian medals/badges that they probably considered to be junk

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolfe
    It's a presidential token -- they were given out at gas stations and banks during the 50s/60s

    there are whole sets of them - one of them is a Shell Oil game set issued in the 1960s by the oil company itself. Individual medals were passed out at gas stations and avid collectors put them into cardboard holders supplied for that particular set.

    Amoco oil also issued a set for collectors to put together

    Several banks also issued presidential tokens

    I have found many of them thru-out the yrs

    Cool find!
    Thanks a lot for your info. Guess this coin wasn't as old as I thought haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivan salis
    yep novelty president tokens * given out if you got so many gallons of gas in a fill up normally at least 8 --back then they had something called gas station attendants (pump jockeys) who would clean your windsheild --check your various car fuild levels as wel as fill your gas tank too,
    Thanks a lot for your info

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfitzs70
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    Thanks for the photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivan salis
    dat be it-- the good ones were brass-- the cheapo ones aluminum
    Thanks for your input I appreciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in NJ
    Shell actually had several series of these. The first set that I remember dates back to ca 1968 when I was a kid. Certain tokens said "Instant Winner" on the back that you could redeem for prizes. I got one (actually my parents did, but I enjoyed collecting the tokens) and it was for a complete bronze (I believe) presidential token set. Wish I knew where that set is today! They even did a presidential series ca 1991/2 or so. The Russians liked them when I went there ca 1992 -- traded a bunch of them for Russian medals/badges that they probably considered to be junk
    Thank you for your post back i appreciate it

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    i used to have a complete set up to Ronny,,,,,, lost in fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsdq
    i used to have a complete set up to Ronny,,,,,, lost in fire
    Wow I'm sorry to hear that.

 

 

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