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    Token / Tag ID help

    Found at 1890 house in Pittsburgh, McKeesport neighborhood.
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    In the same hole with an 1915 token.

    Strange that it looks like a coin/token about the same size as a quarter, but stamped with a number on reverse.

    Anyone recognize. Thx!
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    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

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    Appears to be a credit/charge coin from a retailer most likely, with someone’s personal charge number on back.
    Possibly Jordan Marsh?
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    Great looking find my friend!
    Upon first glance, I see the crown as being an exaggerated version of a Victorian Crown.

    My feeling is that if you're able to figure out what the cypher stands for, it looks like MJC, you'll find out why this piece was made.
    Dave
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    Last edited by ANTIQUARIAN; Mar 31, 2019 at 06:17 AM. Reason: Pic added
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    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    Great looking find my friend!
    ... if you're able to figure out what the cypher stands for, it looks like MJC...
    It’s either J.M. Co. Or M.J. Co., which is why I guessed Jordan Marsh Co., and I can find a couple of these listed for sale as that, but that isn’t proof enough to make me certain.
    like here: https://picclick.com/J-M-Co-Jordan-M...891734631.html
    Last edited by nhbenz; Mar 31, 2019 at 06:33 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbenz View Post
    It’s either J.M. Co. Or M.J. Co., which is why I guessed Jordan Marsh Co., and I can find a couple of these listed for sale as that, but that isn’t proof enough to make me certain.
    like here: https://picclick.com/J-M-Co-Jordan-M...891734631.html
    Thanks guys! Looks very similar to my piece. Maybe some slight differences in the crown. I was not able to access the 2nd image (reverse) on the link you sent.

    Would this type of coin act as proof to access someone’s credit account at a store? Like they would hold onto this token for years and use like a credit card account? Or would it be handed to the customer instead of a handful of change and documented for their next shopping visit?

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    LIke 'nhbenz', I also read it as JM Co.
    Don.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    Hi Don. Are you able to see the reverse? My browser does not like this link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    Hi Don. Are you able to see the reverse? My browser does not like this link.
    I'm able to see it. Like yours except for the number of course.
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    Don.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    I'm able to see it. Like yours except for the number of course.
    Thx, very cool

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    J M CO. charge coin attributed to Jordan Marsh. Jordan Marsh (officially Jordan Marsh & Company) was an American department store chain that was headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and operated throughout New England. The charge coin is made of white metal and measures 29mm in diameter.
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